Environmental Studies Major

The environmental studies major is for students interested in the policy and application aspects of environmental issues (typically non-science majors). This major is designed to allow students to establish a core of environmental knowledge while allowing flexibility to pursue their personal and professional goals. Students who enter the job market with an environmental studies major will be prepared to work in city or county planning; environmental law; environmental consulting; environmental education; local, state or federal agencies; non-governmental organizations.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses:

Foundational Courses
ENVR 225: Introduction to Environmental Economics
ENVR 320: Environmental Ethics

Choose one of the following:
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 228: Applied Statistics in Exercise and Sport Science
PSYC 275: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (taken with PSYC 275-L)

Survey of Science
ENVR 170: Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVR 200: Environmental Geoscience
ENVR 210: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
ENVR 326: Environmental and Community Health

Choose one of the following:
GEOG 109: World Regional Geography I
GEOG 110: World Regional Geography II

Focused Study
Select four upper-level natural science courses that represent a cohesive area of concentration from the list below or in consultation with your advisor:
ENVR 223: Introduction to Meteorology
ENVR 305: Air Quality and Pollution Control
ENVR 307: Water Quality and Pollution Control
ENVR 309: Global Environmental Politics
ENVR 315: Environmental Laws and Regulations
ENVR 316: Environmental Compliance
ENVR 317: Waste Management
ENVR 321: Hazardous Materials
ENVR 322: American Environmental Politics
ENVR 331: Principles of Pollution Prevention and Sustainability
ENVR 333: Psychology of Sustainability
ENVR 340: Geography of Food, Agriculture and the Environment

Environmental Theory and Practice
ENVR 335: Sustainability Management: Principles and Practices

Field Studies
Choose one of the following:
ENVR 361: Environmental Field Studies
GEOG 361: Field Studies in Geography

Internship
ENVR 297, 298, 397, 398, 497, 498: Internship

Capstone
ENVR 413: Resource Management and Planning


Environmental Studies Minor

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.

ENVR 170: Introduction to Environmental Science

Choose one of the following:
ENVR 200: Environmental Geoscience
ENVR 210: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

Choose one of the following:
GEOG 109: World Regional Geography I
GEOG 110: World Regional Geography II

Focused Study
Select two of the following:
BIOL 325: Epidemiology
ENVR 223: Introduction to Meteorology
ENVR 225: Introduction to Environmental Economics
ENVR 305: Air Quality and Pollution Control
ENVR 307: Water Quality and Pollution Control
ENVR 309: Global Environmental Politics
ENVR 315: Environmental Laws and Regulations in the U.S.

ENVR 316: Environmental Compliance
ENVR 317 Waste Management
ENVR 320: Environmental Ethics
ENVR 321: Hazardous Materials
ENVR 322: American Environmental Politics
ENVR 331: Principles of Pollution Prevention and Sustainability

ENVR 333: Psychology of Sustainability
ENVR 340: Geography of Food, Agriculture and the Environment

Environmental Theory and Practice
Capstone
ENVR 413: Resource Management and Planning

Courses used as electives for one environmental programs major or minor may not also satisfy requirements for another environmental programs major or minor.