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Policy Focus Requirements

Core Required and Prerequisite Courses

  • ENVS 030 or 040 or 090 (1)
  • ENVS 201 Environmental Science (4)
  • ENVS 202 Environmental Governance (4)
  • ENVS/ANTH 203 Human Adaptive Strategies (4) or ENVS/SOAN 250 Environmental Sociology (4)
  • ENVS 230 GIS (4)
  • ENVS 325 Environmental Law and Regulation (4) or ENVS 357 Environmental Communication and Advocacy (4)
  • ENVS 460 Senior Capstone I: Environmental Research Methods (4)
  • ENVS 470 Senior Capstone II: Environmental Project (4) ECON 210 Principles of Economics (4)
  • ECON 341 Environmental Economics (4) or 342 Natural Resource Economics (4)
  • BIOL 285 Principles of Ecology (5)
  • CHEM 120 Chem. in the Atmosphere (4) or PHYS 107 Energy and the Environment (3) or  ENVS 180 Aquatic Chemistry (3)
  • HIST 152 Environmental History of the U.S. (4)

Highly recommend any student interested in graduate school take MATH 140 Statistics (3) and MATH 170 Calculus I (5)

Natural Science Elective – Take one course from:

  • BIOL 380 Marine Ecology (4)
  • ENVS 302 Shoreline Ecology – OCE (3)
  • ENVS 306 Fire Ecology – OCE (3)
  • ENVS 360 Forest Ecology and Management (4)
  • ENVS 380 Conservation Biology (4)
  • ENVS 440 Epidemiology (3)
  • ENVS 450 Environmental Health (3)

Social Science and Humanities Electives – Must take 2 courses (7 credits minimum)

  • ECON 341 Environmental Economics (4)*
  • ECON 342 Natural Resource Economics (4)*
  • ENGL 304 Environmental Lit (3)
  • ENVS 300 Topics in Env. Policy (3)
  • ENVS 304 Climate Change (3)
  • ENVS 325 Env. Law and Regulation (4)
  • ENVS 357 Env. Communication and Advocacy (4)
  • ENVS 480 Independent Study (1-5)
  • ENVS 487 Internship (2-5)
  • ENVS 490 Independent Research or Thesis (2-5)
  • HIST 353 How the West Fed the U.S. (4)
  • POLS 362 Intnl. Law, Ethics, and Global Gov. (4)
  • SOAN 330 Sociology of Community (4)
  • SOAN 350 Global Political Economy (4)

* ECON 341 or 342 taken as an elective must be different from the one taken for the core Some substitutions allowed by permission of the ENVS Coordinator