Environmental Studies: Global Environmental Systems, BA
The Environmental Studies major provides graduates with the necessary skills to contribute to society and effectively work on challenging problems that face humanity. Students acquire knowledge in environmental economics, environmental health, sustainability, renewable resources, and environmental management. In addition, they have an in-depth understanding of the human-environment interconnection, knowledge of international and domestic environmental issues, and are well-versed in environmental policies and how these policies are set and changed.
Students in the Global Environmental Systems concentration will focus their coursework on understanding global environmental systems.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 35. Double majors may entail more course units.
This concentration is for students who have a background in either the Natural or the Social Sciences.
For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.
|College General Education Requirements and Free Electives|
|Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives||20|
|ENVS 100||Introduction to Environmental Science||1|
|Select one of the following:||1|
|Global Climate Change|
|Introduction to Geology|
|Natural Disturbances and Human Disasters|
|Earth and Life Through Time|
|Select 1 course unit of Data Analysis & Statistics||1|
|Select 1 course unit of Economics & Policy||1|
|ENVS 301||Environmental Case Studies||1|
|or ENVS 400||Environmental Studies Seminar|
|Select 1 course unit of Geographical or Environmental Modeling||1|
|Select 1 course unit of Environmental Research - Junior Seminar||1|
|ENVS 498||Senior Thesis (Semester I)||0.5|
|ENVS 498||Senior Thesis (Semester II)||0.5|
|Global Environmental Systems|
|Select 1 course unit of Earth Systems||1|
|Select 1 course unit of Biotic History||1|
|Select 1 course unit of Geochemical Dynamics||1|
|Select 1 course unit of Global Politics & International Relations||1|
|Select 1 course unit of International Environmental Issues||1|
|Select 2 course units of 400 or 500 level Concentration Electives||2|
|Curriculum-Related Practical Experience|
|Field course or equivalent experience|
|Total Course Units||35|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
Applicants must have a 3.25 GPA in the major
|ENVS 498||Senior Thesis (B+ or above)||0.5|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.