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Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

B.A. Degree

The Environmental Studies program prepares graduates for a fulfilling career and for graduate study in the broad field of environmental studies and sustainable development. ENS uses a multidisciplinary systems approach for teaching students to think critically and creatively within a liberal arts tradition. ENS students and graduates will be expected to communicate effectively; understand the need for transparent, data-driven decision-making; and understand the importance of including a diversity of perspectives for effective environmental planning and management. In order to tailor the program of study to specific career aspirations, students choose a set of professional electives that should be coherent and clearly reflect specific career goals.

The Experiential Component (requirement of the major) can be met by successfully completing the following:

   ESC 102 Introduction to Environmental Science
   NSM 499 Internship

Required Liberal Arts Core Courses (10 hours)

   ENG 211 Literature and the Environment 3
   ESC 102 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
   SOC 101 General Sociology 3

Degree Specific Requirements (8 hours)

   GEO 220 Physical Geography 4
   GEO 221 Geographic Information Systems 4

Required Courses (39-40 hours)

   EPD 201 Introduction to Environmental Planning and Development I 3
   EPD 202 Introduction to Environmental Planning and Development II 4
   EPD 410 Advanced Environmental Planning and Development 3
   ESC 103 Applied Environmental Monitoring 4
   ESC 202 Quantitative Environmental Methods and Statistics 
   OR MTH 208 Introductory Statistics
3 or 4
   ESC 203 Fundamentals of Ecology 4
   ESC 310 Natural Resource Policy & Economics 3
   ESC 313 Natural Resource Management 3
   PSC 402 Policy Analysis 3
   SOC/EPD 392 Environmental Justice 3
   NSM 307, 497, 498 Seminar 6
   NSM 499 Internship 3

 

Elective Courses (12 hours)

   ESC 180-481 Environmental Science Practicum 1
   ESC 205, 206, 207 or 208 Travel Courses 4
   ESC 302 Conservation Biology 3
   ESC 315 Soil Science 4
   ESC 321 Aquatic Ecology 4
   ESC 390 Special Topics 3
   ESC 405 Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology and Management 5
   ESC 413 Forest Science and Management 5
   ESC 421 Pollution Science 4
   ESC 424 Environmental Toxicology 3
   ESC 495, 496 Independent Research 1-3
   ECO 330 International Trade 3
   ECO 430 Development Economics 3
   PSC 302 Political Geography 3
   PSC 435 Political Economy of Development 3
   PSC 440 International Law and Organization 3

 Total Hours Required in Major        51-52