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Program Requirements

Disclaimer: The list below provides an example of requirements & suggested course sequencing for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the date of enrollment in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.

The Environmental Studies curriculum is an interdisciplinary collaboration of departments and faculty that consists of core courses and electives. To meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and interests, students have the opportunity to design a portion of their program around individual interests in the natural or social science aspects of environmental studies. Specific graduation requirements are as follows:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 acceptable semester hours of credit.
  2. Either (a) a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all university level work.
  3. Completion of at least 45 semester hours of upper level credit (course numbers 300 and above) in each of which a minimum grade of “C” has been earned.
  4. Completion of the General Education Requirements (see Index under “General Education Requirements”).
  5. Completion of the Environmental Studies required courses and the Specialized Area of Study.

Environmental Studies Requirements

In addition to the General Education Requirements, students must complete the following:

CRN Course Name Credits
BIO 100 General Biology (General Education) 4 credits
BIO 202 Botany 4 credits
BIO 204 Zoology 4 credits
BIO 310 Taxonomy of Vascular Plants 4 credits
BIO 352 Ecology 3 credits
BIO 356 Vertebrate Biology 3 credits
BIO 380 Limnology 4 credits
BIO 452 Field Ecology 4 credits
CHY 100 Chemistry I 4 credits
CHY 325 Environmental Chemistry 4 credits
ENV 200 Principles of Environmental Science 4 credits
ENV 300 Environmental Practicum 1 credit
ENV 322 Energy Conservation & Alternate Sources 3 credits
ENV 400 Senior Projects I 3 credits
ENV 401 Senior Projects II 1 credit
ENV 403 Environmental Philosophy (General Education) 3 credits
HUM 102 First Year Experience 3 credits
  Specialized Area of Study (Minimum) 18 credits
Total 74 credits

Required Support Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
GEO 280 GIS Applications I (General Education) 4 credits
MAT 351 Statistics (General Education) 3 credits
Choose two of the following courses: 6 credits
    ECO 210     Environmental Economics  
    POS 320     Environmental Policy  
    SOC 347     Environmental Sociology  
    HTY 382     Conservation and Environmental History  

Sustainability Concentration Requirements

Complete the following courses:

CRN Course Name Credits
SOC 321 Rural Societies 3 credits
SOC 340 Special topics:  Society and Sustainability 3 credits
SOC 420 Environmental Justice and Social Movements 3 credits
SOC 340 Special Topics: Food, Society and Environment 3 credits
ENV 326 Conservation Biology 3 credits
ENV 319 Environmental Impact Assessment 6 credits