Feb 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies with a Specialization in Politics, Policy, and Justice, BA

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 V: Internship: 3 credits

Area VI: Disciplinary Capstone: 5 credits


Courses included in a specialization cannot satisfy requirements elsewhere in the major.  

Specialization in Politics, Policy, and Justice

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

Area VII. Specialization Requirements


*Remaining credits to reach major credit total may be satisfied with additional internship credit or other major-related course approved by advisor.

University Honors

*Students in the University Honors program may satisfy the following Environmental Studies major requirements with HONR courses: