Courses and Requirements

LIST OF MAJOR/MINOR REQUIREMENTS

***Students are expected to check in/meet with the ENSTD Advisor each semester!!!*** 

MAJOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (34 Credits Total)
Includes 4 Required Courses – 2 from natural sciences and 2 from social sciences (see below) (13 credits) +

1 Capstone Course (3 credits) +

6 Elective Courses – at least 2 courses from the natural sciences elective list below and at least 2 courses from the social sciences list below. The other 2 courses can be from either list (18 credits).


MINOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (19 Credits Total)

Includes 3 Required Courses (10 credits) + 3 Elective Courses (9 credits).

Required Courses are the same as for majors, except for URBST 372, which counts as an elective. Elective courses may be any mix of courses from the natural and social sciences elective list below. ENSCI majors must replace the two required ENSCI courses with ENSCI electives.

SAMPLE LIST OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES COURSES
 ***Students are expected to check in/meet with the ENSTD Advisor each semester!!!***

REQUIRED - Students must take ALL of the following:

URBST 252: The Changing Urban Environment
URBST 372: Fieldwork in Environmental Studies (click on the link for more info!)
ENSCI 100: Our Planet in the 21st Century (4 credits)
ENSCI 112: Our Changing Planet

CAPSTONE COURSES - All students must take at least ONE of the following: 

ENSCI 373: Solving Environmental Problems
URBST 373:  Special Problems in Environmental Studies

ELECTIVES (This list may be expanded – check with advisor for details).

SOCIAL SCIENCE/HUMANITIES ElectivesStudents must take 2-4 courses from the following list:

ANTH 270: Human Disease
ANTH 302: Ecology and Culture
ECON 228, 228W: Economics of the Environment
ECON 208: Economics and Development
ENGL 327, 327W: Environmental Literature  (MUST TAKE WITH PROF. BUELL)
MEDST 270: Media and the Environment (MUST TAKE WITH PROF. MAXWELL)
PHIL 125: Philosophy of the Environment
PSCI 289: Law & Politics: Sustainable Development
PSCI 287: Law, Politics and the Environment
URBST 241: Introduction to Urban Planning
URBST 207: Development of the American City
URBST 235: Urban Epidemics
URBST 236: Emerging Diseases and Public Policy
URBST 253: Conflicts in Urban Planning
URBST 254: Urban Transportation Policy
URBST 258: Climate Change and Public Policy
URBST 373: Special Problems in Environmental Policy

NATURAL SCIENCES Electives - Students must take 2-4 courses from the following list:

BIOL 106 (prereq. BIOL 105): General Biology: Life-forms and Ecosystems (4 credits)
GEOL 101: Physical Geology (4 credits)
ENSCI 200 (co-req. CHEM 113): Earth System Science
ENSCI 383* Special Topics in Environmental Science (permission of ENSCI Advisor required!)
GEOL 383* Special Topics in Geology (permission of ENSCI Advisor required!)

* ONLY CERTAIN SECTIONS COUNT TOWARDS ENSTD MAJOR — CHECK SEMESTER SPECIFIC COURSE LISTS, OR ASK ADVISORS FOR DETAILS!

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