Our Environmental Studies program fosters an integrated understanding of environmental issues encompassing perspectives from the humanities, natural science, and social science. ES majors supplement their coursework with experiences outside the classroom.
LEARNING GOALS FOR THE MAJOR IN environmental studies
- Apply and relate fundamental concepts from the social sciences and the humanities underlying environmental thought and governance.
- Recognize and describe fundamental physical and biological principles that govern natural processes.
- Explain and integrate perspectives from across the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in the context of complex environmental problems.
- Evaluate and communicate the complex relationships between scientific approaches to environmental issues and political, social, economic, and ethical perspectives on the environment.
B.A. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Major: 42-43 Credits
General Education: 42 Credits
Electives: 35-36 Credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR A B.A. IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
|ENV115 Environmental Science||3|
|ENV 310 Applied Environmental Science||3|
|CHEM/ENV 105 Chemistry of the Environment||3|
BIOL 127 Evolution OR BIOL 222 / General Biology II
|PHIL 306 Environmental Ethics||3|
|IS/ECO 214 The Global Economy||3|
IS 320 Food Security
|PS 335 Green Political Thought||3|
|MATH 139 Precalculus I||3|
|MATH 224 Statistics||3|
Capstone Experience (Internship or Independent Study)
Plus 9 credits chosen from the following:
|ENV 170 General Geology||3|
|IS 207 World Geography||3|
|ENV 316 Natural Disasters and the Environment||3|
|ENV 312 Energy and Climate Change||3|
|BIOL 330 Conservation Biology||3|
|ENV 314 Controversies in Environmental Science||3|
|PHYS 261 General Physics I||5|
|SOC 218 Environmental Sociology||3|
|BIOL 392 Ecology||3|
|PHIL 409 History and Philosophy of Science||3|
Total Credits for Major