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Environmental Studies - Policy Focus

Chair: Nancy Broshot, nbrosho, x2753, Renshaw 207
Transfer Advisor: Nancy Broshot, nbrosho, x2753, Renshaw 207
First-Year student contact: Nancy Broshot, nbrosho, x2753, Renshaw 207

Environmental Studies features two main fields of study, a Science Track and a Policy Track.  Students interested in Environmental Studies should consult the current catalog for the most up to date requirements of the Environmental Studies major and minor, but the basic elements of the major are as follows. 

GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:

FALL SEMESTER:

  • ENVS 201 Environmental Science
  • MATH 140 Statistics or MATH 105 Intermediate Alg.

SPRING SEMESTER:

  • ENVS 030, 040 or 090 Natural History of This Place We Inhabit, Community Action or Environmental Issues Forum
  • ENVS 203 or 250     Human Ecology or Environmental Sociology
  • ECON 210 Principles of Economics 

MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION:
Common Core: ENVS 030 or 040 or 090, 201, 203 or 250 385, 485; quantitative courses: MATH 140 or MATH 340; and MATH 160 (Policy Focus) or MATH 170 (Science Focus) or higher; and Distribution Courses: ECON 210; ENGL 304 or HIST 152 or PHIL 306.

POLICY FOCUS: Common Core plus choose two courses from ECON 341, 342, ENVS 300, or POLS 335; 7 credits of science as follows: one physical science from CHEM 100, 120; 210, 211; IDST 210; ENVS 302, 306, 308, 360, 380, 440, 450, 480, 490; PHYS 107, 210; and one biological science from ANTH/BIOL 105, 290; BIOL 108, 210, 280, 285, 330, 350, 385, 410, 450; and 16 credits from the following social science disciplines with at least 8 credits from a single discipline and at least 2 disciplines represented: ANTH 111, 112; ANTH/BIOL 290; ECON 332, 351; ENVS 230; HIST 252, 268, 353; POLS 362; SOAN 330, 365, 375; or SOCL 370; ENVS/SOAN 250; MSCM 150.