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Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

The BA degree in Environmental Studies will provide students with a broad introduction to the scientific, social, political, cultural, economic, and policy aspects of environmental issues. BA students will minor in a discipline linked to their major and will be prepared to pursue careers with environmental groups, policy groups, and consulting firms and to continue studies in graduate programs in environmental studies and law.

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies 

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101, CRTW 201 Comp; Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing

6

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 105 or 150 or 151 or 201

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
MATH 141 Finite Probability & Statistics

3

Foreign Language At the 102 level

3-4†

Oral Communication See approved list; may be met in major with GEOG 500

0-3

Technology See approved list; may be met with another requirement

0-3

Skills for Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives  

 

GEOG 101 or 201 Human Geography or Geog of World Regions

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list

3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying them to Disciplines  
Natural Science May be met in major

0-7

Social Science 3 hours may be met in major; see approved list

3-6*

ECON 103 or 215 Intro to Political Econ, Microeconomics

3

Humanities and Arts 3 hours may be met in major with PHIL 565; see approved list

3-9*

  *Must have 15 hours in these 2 categories and include at least 2 designators each  
Intensive Writing Met in major with ENVS 520

0

Constitution Requirement May be met with ECON 103; see approved list

0-3

Requirements in the Major  

34-36

ENVS 101 Intro to Environmental Issues

3

 
ENVS 510 Special Topics

3

 
ENVS 520 Seminar in Environ

3

 
Social Science/Humanities Electives (select five courses from the following)

15

    ANTH 326 Native Peoples and Environment

3

ANTH 540 Human Ecology

3

ECON 343 Environmental Economics

3

GEOG 305 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

   GEOG 500 Global Environment and Sustainable Development

3

PHIL 565  Environmental Ethics

3

PLSC 325 Environmental Politics

3

PSYC 311 Ecological Psychology

3

SOCL 310 Sociology of the Environment

3

Science Electives (select 3 from the following; include at least 1 lab and at least 2 designators)

10-12

BIOL 150/BIOL 151 Elements of Living Systems/Lab

4

BIOL 203/BIOL 204 Principles of Biology/Lab

4

BIOL 303 Field Botany

4

BIOL 304 Insect Field Studies

4

BIOL 323 Tropical Watershed and Coastal Ecology

4

CHEM 101 or CHEM 105 Applying Chem to Society or General Chemistry I

4

GEOL 110/GEOL 113 Physical Geology/Lab

4

GEOL 220 or 225 Oceanography, Soils and Land Use

3

PHYS 105 Energy and the Environment

3

PHYS 201 General Physics I

4

Foreign Language  

0-4

Minor  

15-24

General Electives  

2-38

Total  

124


†Students completing the required program in Environmental Studies must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college-level. This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score or a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

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