Environmental Studies Major
Students in the major choose from one of two focus areas:
In each focus, students select from a variety of social science and science electives. Students in both areas also take a course in research methods in the environmental sciences, as well as an upper-division problem solving seminar that serves as the capstone. The major is available as a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree.
Goals for the Major and Minor
In successfully completing a major in Environmental Studies,
graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:
Select appropriate methods and correctly apply them in investigating specific environmental problems at local, regional, and/or global scales.
Critically examine the values, assumptions and contexts that organize human communities and their relationships with the biosphere.
Integrate multiple disciplinary perspectives to critically and creatively analyze, and recommend action on, complex environmental issues.
Effectively communicate environmental information to diverse audiences.