Environmental Studies and Sustainability Major

Provides an introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods of assessing and analyzing humankind’s impact upon the environment.

As a requirement for graduation, all non-teaching earth, environmental and geographical sciences department majors must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 for all courses constituting the major curriculum. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department's appeal committee. 

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Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Liberal Studies 30-40

Required Courses in Major 58
Core Courses 50
Choose 8 credit from the following: 8
         AN 320 Native Peoples of North America (4 cr.)
         EC 425 International Economics (4 cr.)
         EC 460 Economic Development (4 cr.)
         GC 202 Soils (4 cr.)
         GC 210 Earth Hazards (4 cr.)
         GC 300 Regional Studies: World Cultures (4 cr.) or
                Study Abroad (4 cr.)* 
         GC 303 Practicing Geography (4 cr.)
         GC 316 Geography of Tourism (4 cr.)
         GC 317 Geography of Food Systems (4 cr.)
         GC 470 Environmental Ethics (4 cr.)
         GC 475 Environmental Impact Assessment (4 cr.)
         GC 491 Internship (2-6 cr.)
         PS 206 International Relations (4 cr.)
         SO 351 Social Change (4 cr.)
         SP 432 Environmental Communication (4 cr.)
*Study abroad may be substituted for GC 300 with advisor approval. 

This major does not require a minor.