Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Major with Concentration in Environmental Policy

Major Requirements

The requirements for a major in environmental and sustainability studies with an environmental policy concentration are 37-40 credits:

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Courses
ENVR 103Ecosystems and Human Influence4
or BIOL 221 Ecology
ENVR/PSC 350Environmental Policy- Politics4
BIOL/ENVR 360Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)4
Physical or Biological Sciences Courses
Select 4 credits in physical or biological sciences from the following:4
General Biology
Cell Biology
Evolution and Diversity
Conservation Biology
Principles of Chemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
General College Physics I
Foundations of Modern Physics
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Ethics or Theology Courses
Select 4 credits in ethics or theology from the following:4
Environmental Ethics
Ethics of Sustainable Community
Religion and Ecology
Policy Courses
Select 8 credits in policy from the following:8
Climate Change and Conflict
Petroleum Politics & Planet
Global Sustainability Issues
Environmental Nutrition
Public Policy
Urban Communities
Social Change in Theory & Practice
Arts and Humanities Courses
Select 4 credits in arts and humanities from the following:4
Video Production
Global Literature and Environmental Justice
Animal Stories: Kinship, Rivalry, and Alterity
Sustainability in Germany
Nature's Place in U.S. History
Sustainable Communities
Policy-Related Internship
Select 1-4 credits in a policy-related internship, study away, or directed research experience approved by the environmental and sustainability studies program director(s) from:1-4
Cooperative Education
Directed Research
ENVR 475Interdisciplinary Research4
Total Hours37-40

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.