Environmental Studies Major

Additional Information on the Environmental Studies program

The major in environmental studies has a credit requirement and a distribution requirement. The major requires students to take at least 30 credits of approved course work and a minimum of ten courses in environmental studies (EVST) or courses in associated fields listed below. A maximum of three courses or nine credits from 1000-level courses can be counted toward the fulfillment of the major. In addition, a minimum of three courses above the 3000-level are required for the major. The major requires students to take one course from each of the following four topical areas of environmental studies: Distribution and Conservation of Living Things; Landscapes and Seascapes through Time; Problems and Potentialities of Built Environments; and Environmental Thought, Practice, and Policy. Some of these courses have prerequisites, corequisites, or require instructor’s approval. The program does not offer a minor in environmental studies.



The Four Topical Areas of Environmental Studies (students must complete one course from each topical area):
1. Distribution and Conservation of Living Things
2. Landscapes and Seascapes through Time
3. Problems, Potentialities of Built Environments
4. Environmental Thought, Practice, and Policy