2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
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2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Studies, B.A.

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The Environmental Studies major is designed to provide students with an integrative approach to gain knowledge and skills in understanding how people interact with their environment. The underlying emphasis is the social sciences. While the student takes a limited selection of natural science courses, a broad base of human and natural history courses is required. A student who chooses this major may be interested in environmental public policy and the fact-based decisions that are critical to the development of local, regional or national national strategies to deal with environmental issues and concerns. This course of study includes an internship that allows the student to work and learn off-campus with a public or private facility in the environmental field.

General Education Requirements:

  • One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
  • One course in English or foreign language
  • One course in philosophy
  • One other elective chosen from English, the arts, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy, or religion
  • Two courses selected from two of the following disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology
  • One science course
    (biology, chemistry, environmental, physics or science)
  • One additional mathematics or science course
  • Three electives selected from disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences
    (with permission of adviser)

Total credits for Environmental Studies major (B.A.):

(40 credits major + general education requirements)

A minor is required for a B.A. in Environmental Studies.

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