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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies with a Specialization in Ecological Systems, BA

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Environmental Studies


In order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in environmental studies, students must complete a minimum of 180 credits with a cumulative and a major grade point average of at least 2.00, including the following:

I. Core Curriculum Requirements

II. College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

History requirement satisfied by HIST 3510 *
Modern Language 1150, 1250, 1350, or equivalent (15)

NOTE: All students with a major in the college of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate competency through the level of 1350 in a language other than English. This competency is ordinarily achieved by successful completion of the three-course sequence: 1150, 1250, 1350.  Because these courses are a college requirement, no courses in the sequence may be taken on a pass/fail, correspondence, or audit basis.  Placement into other than the beginning course of the sequence is achieved by acceptable performance on the Modern Language Competency Examination.  See the Modern Languages Department for details on the examinations.  Courses used to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences modern language requirement may not be used to fulfill environmental studies major requirements.

*Included in major GPA

III. Major Requirements

78 credits, including:

Area II: Social Sciences: 10 credits, including:

Area III: Humanities: 10 credits, including:

Area V: Internship: 3 credits

Area VI: Disciplinary Capstone: 5 credits


Courses included in a specialization cannot satisfy requirements elsewhere in the major.  The choice of a specialization should be made before the completion of 90 credits toward the degree and must be certified by submitting an “Addition of Another Major, Degree, Specialization, or Certificate” form to the Office of the Registrar.

University Honors

*Students in the University Honors program may satisfy the following Environmental Studies major requirements with HONR courses (major credit total requirement must still be met):

Specialization in Ecological Systems

NOTE: Lower-division courses—1000 and 2000 level—should be completed before upper-division courses—3000 and 4000 level

Area VII: Specialization Requirements

Two courses in physical science: (10)

Choose two of the following courses in ecological science: (10)

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