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Environmental Studies

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.