For students with an abiding interest in the general environmental problems faced by humans, and with special concern for their humanistic, policy, and social sciences aspects.

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

An interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts major in Environmental Studies is offered for the student with an abiding interest in the general environmental problems faced by humans, and with special concern for their humanistic, policy, and social sciences aspects. The B.A. in Environmental Studies is a strong, broad, liberal arts degree. It also is a preparation for one of the growing numbers of environmental careers in planning, business, non-profits, law, administration, or education.

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies major requires 10 courses distributed as follows:

  • ENST 201 Environmental Problems-Sustainable Futures
  • ENST 302 Environmental Research Design
  • GEOG 332 Evolution, Ecology, and Human Impact (ENST 208 may be substituted)
  • GEOL 106 Environmental Geology or GEOL 103 Physical/Environmental Geology (GEOL 150 may be substituted with permission)
  • Humanities core course* (see list A)
  • Human-environmental systems science course* (see list B)
  • Three (3) environmental studies electives* (see list C)
  • ENST 411 Environmental Community Projects (Senior Clinic)

Clusters of courses with a common theme have been designed from lists A, B, and C that fulfill the above *requirements while focusing on an area of Environmental Studies each student finds most interesting. See the Environmental Studies website for a full listing of these themes and their courses. All B.A. majors are expected to select a theme from this list, or consult with their academic adviser to design their own theme, by the fall of the third year.

See the Course Catalog for the most current course cluster lists.

Learn more about the Core Courses for this degree.

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