ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


As an Environmental Studies major, you will be broadly trained in communications skills and critical thinking.  You will also receive a strong knowledge base to identify, analyze and solve complex environmental problems.  Environmental issues require an integration of diverse facets of human life; therefore, the Environmental Studies Program has at its core a series of courses selected to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and information.  The major combines the traditional liberal arts with an innovative, experiential approach that provide the oral, written and analytical skills needed to apply to the analysis of real life environmental issues.

Upon completing the Environmental Studies major, you may enter environmental science careers, environmental management posts, teaching, business, politics or law.  The program is sufficiently diverse to be useful to students having general interest in the environment who are unsure of which major to choose.


REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences, you must follow either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) track.  The B.A. track is for students with strong interest and aptitude in public policy and planning as they apply to Environmental Studies.  The B.S. degree is suitable for students with strong interest and aptitude in natural sciences as they apply to Environmental Studies.  B.S. degree students are required to take Organic Chemistry and Physics, in addition to the courses designated in the major.    The courses selected for either track must include:
  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • Environmental Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • History & Tools of Global Resource Management
  • International Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Critical Issues in Environmentalism
  • Technology & Environmentalism
  • Intercultural Perspectives of Culture & Environment
  • Women, the Poor & the Environment
  • Colloquium Series
  • Environmental Law
  • Co-op/Independent Study

MODEL FRESHMAN PROGRAM FOR B.A. STUDENTS

FALL  
The Self in Context 3.0 cr.
General Biology I 4.0 cr.
Principles of Microeconomics 3.0 cr.
Writing (by placement) 3.0 cr.
Mathematics (by placement) 3.0 cr.
Physical Education 0.0 cr.
  16.0 cr.
SPRING  
General Biology II 4.0 cr.
Critical Issues in Environmentalism 3.0 cr.
Writing or Liberal Arts Core 6.0 cr.
Mathematics or Liberal Arts Core 3.0 cr.
Physical Education 0.0 cr.
  16.0 cr.

MODEL FRESHMAN PROGRAM FOR B.S. STUDENTS

FALL  
The Self in Context 3.0 cr.
General Biology I 4.0 cr.
Chemical Principles I 4.5 cr.
Mathematics or Writing (by placement) 3.0 cr.
Physical Education 0.0 cr.
  14.5 cr.
SPRING  
General Biology II 4.0 cr.
Chemical Principles II 4.5 cr.
Mathematics or Liberal Arts Core 3.0 cr.
Writing or Liberal Arts Core 6.0 cr.
Physical Education 0.0 cr.
  14.5 cr.

 

 

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