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Major in Environmental Studies

The Major in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program which uses various theoretical and applied approaches to explore the complex, dynamic interaction of human beings and nature, considering environmental, political and economic constraints and possibilities. The Major requires a total of 78 credit hours. Students are required to complete 60 credit hours in required core courses and 18 credit hours in Environmental Studies electives.

1. Environmental Studies Core

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Earth Sciences 1000 or Environmental Science 2370
  • Economics 2010
  • Environmental Studies 1000, 2000, 2210 or 2220, 3000, 3001, 3085, 4000, 4010, 4950
  • Geography 1050, 2001, 2102, 2425, 3222
  • Political Science 2600 and one of 3550 or 3731
  • Sustainable Resource Management 4002 or 4003

Students are also required to complete 3 credit hours (one course) from the following list:

  • History 3030
  • Religious Studies 3880
  • Anthropology 3083
  • Philosophy 2561

2. Environmental Studies Electives

  • Anthropology 3080, 3083
  • Biology 1001, 1002, 2600
  • Chemistry 1001, 1200
  • Earth Sciences 1000, 1002
  • Economics 2020
  • Environmental Science 2261, 2360, 2369, 2370, 2371, 3072, 4140 (or equivalent field course acceptable to the Chair of Environmental Studies)
  • Environmental Studies 3000, 3085, 3210, 4020-4039
  • Folklore 2100, 2401
  • Geography 2302, 3350
  • History 3030, History/Folklore 4480
  • Human Kinetics and Recreation 3555, 3565, 4555, 4575
  • Humanities 3020
  • Philosophy 2561
  • Political Science 3550, 3731, 4650
  • Religious Studies 3880
  • Sociology 2120
  • Sustainable Resource Management 2000, 3000, 3001, 3002, 4000, 4002, 4003

NOTE: At least 6 credit hours from these electives must be at the 3000 or 4000-level.

Minor in Environmental Studies

Students completing a minor in Environmental Studies require 24 credit hours:

  1. Students must complete Environmental Studies 1000, 2000 and six credit hours from those designated as Environmental Studies core courses (see above).
  2. Students must also complete twelve credit hours from those designated as Environmental Studies elective courses (also listed above). The courses chosen must be beyond the 1000-level and from at least three subject areas.

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