Majoring in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies

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Major requirements include completion of the required core courses, and choosing and completing the courses required for a major in either Environmental Studies or Environmental Science.

The information provided on this page is meant to provide an overview of the required courses. Please see the Program Coordinators for in-depth information and guidance. Similarly, refer to the College Catalog for detailed information about course prerequisites, course frequency, and additional course requirements.

Core courses 

  • ENVS 100 | Introduction to Environmental Science | 4 credits
  • INTD 221 | Globalization and the Environment or ENST 323 | Environmental Anthropology
  • ENVS 301 | Environmental Analysis and Law | 3 credits

Math Courses

One from the list below

  • MATH 085 | Precalculus Mathematics, 3 credits (applicable only to Environmental Studies)
  • MATH 139 A & B | Integrated Precalculus/Calculus | 7 credits
  • MATH 141A or MATH 241A | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I | 4 credits

Statistics

One from the list below

  • MATH 80 | Elementary Statistics | 3 credits
  • PSYC/SOC 214 | Statistics | 4 credits

Guidelines for the Environmental Studies Major

Students must complete at least 20 credits from the Environmental Studies course list with at least 12 credits at the 300-level or above.

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Guidelines for the Environmental Science Major

Students must complete at least 20 credits from the Environmental Science course list with at least 12 credits at the 300-level or above. 

Examples of Courses in Environmental Science

  • ENVS 050 | Practicing Urban Agriculture | 1 credit
  • ENVS 070 | Environmental Science Colloquium | 1 credit
  • ENVS 200 | Biological Anthropology | 3 credits
  • ENVS 210 | Climate Change and Society | 4 credits
  • ENVS 218 | Insects and People | 4 credits
  • ENVS 220 | Agricultural Supply Chains: Coffee | 4 credits
  • ENVS 251 | Ecology and Evolution of Organisms | 4 credits
  • ENVS 242 | Urban Ecosystem Ecology | 4 credits
  • ENVS 255 | Spatial analysis in Environmental Science | 4 credits
  • ENVS 330 | Soils and Environmental Geomorphology | 4 credits
  • ENVS 352 | Long-Term Environmental Change
  • ENVS 355 | Plant Biology | 4 credits
  • ENVS 360 | World Views (taught abroad in different countries) | 4 credits
  • ENVS 384 | Marine Biology | 4 credits

Students must complete at least one course from the Environmental Studies course list.