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    May 28, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Environmental Studies Major (BA)

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Students interested in the Environmental Studies major should consult with the director as soon as possible. The director must approve your area of concentration and can help plan the best course of study for your interests.


Emphasis Area

Eight courses are required in an area of emphasis chosen by the student and approved by the director. At least three courses must be 3000-level or higher. These courses are to be proposed with a half-page explanatory essay that serves as an application to the major. The eight courses must include courses spread across the five breadth areas as noted below.

Breadth areas:

  1. Environment and Human Values
  2. Quantitative Methods
  3. Economics and Public Policy
  4. Culture, Politics, and Economy
  5. Natural and Physical Science

The three remaining courses may be any courses relevant to the approved emphasis.


Breadth Courses for Suggested/Sample Areas of Emphasis

NOTE: Additional courses, including special topics (1980/3980) may be applicable to the areas below. Please consult with the director.

Engage Environmental Conflict (with a focus on the environmental humanities)

Manage Environmental Systems

Conduct Environmental Field Studies under Changing Conditions

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