BA 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 the social and policy aspects of their solution. 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, enforcement, or education.
A 'spine' of three core courses (marked with asterisks) organizes the BA-Environmental Studies major. See the ENST Core Courses page for details.
The Bachelor of Arts major in environmental studies requires 10 courses distributed as follows:
- ENST 201: Gateway to Environmental Studies*
- ENST 302: Research Methods*
- GEOG 332: Ecology course (BIOL 208 possible)
- GEOL 103 or 106: Earth Science course
- Humanities Core Course (see list A)
- Human-Environment Systems Science Course (see list B)
- (1) Environmental Studies Elective (see list C)
- (2) Environmental Studies Elective (see list C)
- (3) Environmental Studies Elective (see list C)
- ENST 411: Senior Clinic *
Requirements 5] through 9] are satisfied by selecting a five (5) course theme, developed in collaboration with an academic advisor and preferably by the fall of the third year. Each theme is designed to provide a cohesive path through the major, but will not be recognized on course transcripts or diplomas.
BA themes have been designed in each of the following areas; descriptions and lists of courses to take for each theme may be obtained from the program director or from any advisor. See the BA concentrations page for details.
- Environmental Policy
- Politics and Economics
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Ethics/Humanities
- Environmental Advocacy
- International Environmental Perspectives
- Environmental and Human Health
- Perspectives on Sustainability
Students may also propose their own theme of courses to satisfy degree requirement 5] through 9].