Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. To see the description of a particular course, click on its title.

Requirements   Credits 
 Environmental Studies  33–35
    Foundation Courses
         ENV 101. Introduction to Sustainable Systems 
         PHSC 101. Earth Science
         BIO 112. Human Ecology (Corequisite: PHSC 101)

    Concentration — Choose 3 approved courses in ONE of these concentrations 
  • Natural Science Concentration (see list below)
  • Ethics & Aesthetics Concentration (see list below)
  • Social Science and Policy Concentration (see list below)
         ENV 232. Environmental Studies Internship
    2 Concentration Area courses, 1 each from outside the primary area (see below)
         ENV 328. Seminar in Environmental and Sustainability Studies
    Capstone Experience
         ENV 401. Senior Capstone Project

 Foreign Language  3
      One modern or classical language course at the 202 level or above* 3
 General Education Requirements  37
    The General Education curriculum, a 37-hour program to help students appreciate a liberal arts education, includes required specific courses as well as selected courses from various distributions. For details, go to General Education Curriculum.
 General Electives 44-46
 Total  120

* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.

Minor in Environmental Studies

The minor in Environmental Studies is designed to allow students from a wide range of academic programs to view their major from a perspective of environmental sustainability and add a component of environmental expertise to their final degree.

Fulfillment of the minor will require a minimum of 18 credits (up to 21 if three laboratory courses are taken in the area of concentration). The minor will consist of
Note that all three concentration courses may be taken for credit in the student's major as well.