• Environmental Studies Major


    Students interested in the Environmental Studies major should consult with the director as soon as possible. The director must approve your area of concentration and can help plan the best course of study for your interests.

     

    Major Requirements

    • (or ESTD 3850 - Campus Sustainability)
    • ESTD 3990 - Internship

    Emphasis Area

    Eight courses are required in an area of emphasis chosen by the student and approved by the director. At least three courses must be 3000-level or higher. These courses are to be proposed with an explanatory essay that serves as an application to the major. The eight courses must include courses spread across the five breadth areas as noted below.

    Breadth areas:

    1. Environment and Human Values
    2. Quantitative Methods
    3. Economics and Public Policy
    4. Culture, Politics, and Economy
    5. Natural and Physical Science

    The three remaining courses may be any courses relevant to the approved emphasis.

     

    Breadth Courses for Suggested/Sample Areas of Emphasis

    NOTE: Additional courses, including special topics (1980/3980) may be applicable to the areas below. Please consult with the director.

    Engage Environmental Conflict (with a focus on the environmental humanities)

    Environment and Human Values

    Quantitative Methods

    Economics and Public Policy

    • (topic: Environmental Law and Justice)

    Culture, Politics and Economy

    • (topic: Environmental History)

    Natural and Physical Science

    Manage Environmental Systems

    Environment and Human Values

    Quantitative Methods

    Economics and Public Policy

    • (topci: Environmental Law and Justice)

    Culture, Politics and Economy

    Natural and Physical Sciences

    Conduct Environmental Field Studies under Changing Conditions

    Environment and Human Values

    Quantitative Methods

    Economics and Public Policy

    Culture, Politics and Economy

    Natural and Physical Sciences