Environmental Studies Major

The environmental studies major trains the next generation of professionals to help individuals, corporations, and agencies make the best choices regarding the environment. Students in this field are trained to manage natural resources in a more sustainable way and to work with people to develop new ways to balance environmental regulation with economic activity.  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 for policy and communication-related careers in: state or federal conservation agencies, parks or forest service, city or county planning, sustainability leadership for businesses, hospitals, schools districts or other organizations, environmental consulting, environmental education, non-governmental organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, and many other areas.  They may also enter graduate school in environmental policy or sustainability, or law school with an emphasis in environmental law.

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

Interdisciplinary Foundations
ENVR 170: Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVR 200: Environmental Geoscience
ENVR 210: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
ENVR 225: Introduction to Environmental Economics
ENVR 320: Environmental Ethics
ENVR 326: Environmental and Community Health

Statistics
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)

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

Electives
Choose four of the following:
ENVR 223: Introduction to Meteorology
ENVR 309: Global Environmental Politics
ENVR 315: Environmental Laws and Regulations
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 335: Sustainability Management
ENVR 340: Geography of Food, Agriculture and the Environment

Applied Practice
GEOG 361: Field Studies in Geography
ENVR 413: Resource Management and Planning


Environmental Studies Minor

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

Foundations
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

Electives
Choose two of the following:
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 317 Waste Management
ENVR 320: Environmental Ethics
ENVR 321: Hazardous Materials
ENVR 322: American Environmental Politics

ENVR 326: Environmental and Community Health
ENVR 331: Principles of Pollution Prevention and Sustainability
ENVR 333: Psychology of Sustainability
ENVR 335: Sustainability Management: Principles and Practices
ENVR 340: Geography of Food, Agriculture and the Environment
GEOG 361: Field Studies in Geography

Applied Practice
ENVR 413: Resource Management and Planning