Degree Requirements

Environmental Studies Major

Standard Track Requirements:

Core courses:

  • ENV 100 – Environmental Connections
  • ENV 120 – Environmental Science
  • SWK 210 – Environmental Justice and Social Change
  • POL 241 – Environmental and River Politics
    • or ENV 310 – Environmental Politics Field Seminar
    • or POL 325 – Politics and Public Policy
    • or POL/WST 341 – Globalization, Social Struggle and the Environment (CGE)
    • or SOC 381 – City and Regional Planning
  • COM 260 – Environmental Communication
    • or REL/WST 313 – Environmental Theology and Ethics (CGE)
  • HIS 316 – US Urban Environmental History
  • ECO 365 – Environmental Economics
  • ENV Internship (ENV 396, 397, 398, or 399)
  • ENV 490 – Environmental Studies Independent Project (Keystone)
    • or ENV 492 – The City and Environment Keystone

Biology requirements:

  • BIO 151 – Introductory Biology
  • BIO 152 – Ecology, Evolution and Diversity
  • BIO 481 – Ecology

Chemistry requirements:

  • CHM 115 – General Chemistry I
  • CHM 116 – General Chemistry II

HECUA Track Requirements:

  • ENV 100 – Environmental Connections
  • SWK 210 – Environmental Justice and Social Change
  • COM 260 – Environmental Communication
    • or REL/WST 313 – Environmental Theology and Ethics (CGE)
  • HIS 316 – US Urban Environmental History
  • INS 345, INS 346, INS 399 – (HECUA Environmental Sustainability Semester, four courses: Adaptive Ecosystem Management; Social Dimensions of Environmental Change, Field/Research Methods and Investigation, Internship and Integration Seminar)
  • ENV 490 – Environmental Studies Independent Project (Keystone)
    • or ENV 492 – The City and Environment Keystone

Biology requirements:

  • BIO 151 – Introductory Biology
  • BIO 152 – Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity
  • BIO 481 – Ecology

Chemistry requirements:

  • CHM 115 – General Chemistry I
  • CHM 116 – General Chemistry II

Environmental Studies Minor

Five courses:

  • ENV 100 – Environmental Connections
  • ENV 120 – Environmental Science
  • Complete three courses from at least two of the four divisions:
    • Humanities
      • COM 260 – Environmental Communication
      • ENL 270 – Themes
      • HIS 316 – US Urban Environmental History
      • REL/WST 313 – Environmental Theology and Ethics (CGE)
    • Social Sciences
      • ECO 365 – Environmental Economics
      • ENV 310 – Environmental Politics Field Seminar
      • POL 241 – Environmental and River Politics
      • POL 325 – Politics and Public Policy
      • POL/WST 341 – Globalization, Social Struggle and the Environment (CGE)
      • SOC 380 – Disaster and Resilience
    • Professional Studies
      • SWK 210 – Environmental Justice and Social Change
    • Natural Sciences
      • BIO 152 – Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity
      • BIO 481 – Ecology
      • CHM 115 – General Chemistry I

Graduation Skills

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

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