2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies Major

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The environmental studies major combines breadth in analytical perspectives, interdisciplinary courses in which students learn to combine analytical perspectives, and depth in a focus area of each student’s choosing. The courses below are required for the major.

For more information about the program, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the environmental studies program  page.

Major Requirements

Environmental Studies Courses (four)

One Additional Interdisciplinary Course Focused on the Environment

One full-credit course or two half-credit courses from the following list:

Courses Providing Breadth of Analytical Perspectives (three)

Social Science Investigations of Environmental Issues

One of the following courses:

Arts and Humanities Courses Related to the Environment

One of the following courses:

Focus in a Particular Field of Study

Four courses (or a combination of full- and partial-credit courses, not including labs, that add up to four full-course credits) that provide depth in a field of study. No more than one of these courses can be at an introductory level, and at least one must be at an advanced level. These courses are in addition to those used to satisfy the requirements listed above. With permission of the program director any four courses that combine to provide depth in a field of study may be used, but normally all of the four courses used to satisfy this requirement will be from the same department or from the same one of the lists of requirements in:


With permission of the program director, this requirement may be waived if a student has a second major or a minor.

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