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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Environmental Studies

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Requirements for the B.A. or B.G.S. Major

General Requirements

Please refer to the B.A. and B.G.S. requirements on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements page.

B.A. and B.G.S. Major Courses

36 to 41 hours are required.

Introduction to Science and Culture 6-10 hours
  • EVRN 140 Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change (3) and
    EVRN 141 Global Environment I: Interdisciplinary Laboratory (2) or
  • EVRN 148/GEOG 148 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3) or
    EVRN 149/GEOG 149 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies Honors (3)
  • And choose one of the following:
    EVRN 142 Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization (3) and
    EVRN 143 Global Environment II: Interdisciplinary Laboratory (2) or
    EVRN 103/HIST 103 Environment and History or
    EVRN 347/HIST 347 Environmental History of North America (3) or
    EVRN 150/GEOG 150 Environment, Culture, and Society (3)
Research Methods 3 hours

Choose 1 of the following:

Statistics 3-4 hours

Choose 1 of the following:

  • MATH 365 Elementary Statistics (3)
  • GEOG 316 Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data (4)
  • BIOL 570 Introduction to Biostatistics (3)
Core Courses 12 hours
Electives 12 hours minimum

A minimum of 12 hours is required at the 300-level and above, with at least 1 course with the EVRN prefix.

Choice of electives must be made in consultation with a faculty adviser, and an elective approval form must be signed and submitted to the College before graduation. Lists of faculty advisers are available from the program office and the Environmental Studies website.

Graduation Plan

With careful planning and commitment to a full-time course load, you can graduate in 4 years. Download a sample 4-year plan for environmental studies.

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