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Environmental Studies Major (BA)


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The interdisciplinary major in environmental studies consists of a required core of nine courses (31 to 33 hours) and a concentration of six courses (18 to 26 hours). The total number of semester hours that a student must take to complete the Environmental Studies major depends upon their concentration and the electives they choose. The major offers four concentration options: 1) environmental management; 2) computational environmental analysis; 3) environmental policy and advocacy; and 4) conservation ecology. Students unfamiliar with spreadsheet applications are encouraged to take SCIE 040 (Spreadsheets for Science and Mathematics) as an elective in their first year. All students are strongly encouraged to complete an environmental studies internship.

Computational Environmental Analysis Concentration (22 hrs):


Students opting to concentrate in Computational Analysis must complete either BIOL 205  or MATH 107  to satisfy their statistics requirement in the core courses above. In addition, the following six courses (22 hours) are required:

Environmental Policy and Advocacy Concentration (18-19 hours):


Students opting to concentrate in Environmental Policy and Advocacy will complete a core of three courses in the concentration, plus one concentration elective and two courses in a concentration option of either the domestic grouping or the international grouping.

Conservation Ecology Concentration (23-26 hrs):


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