B.A. in Environmental Studies

Geography and the Environment (GEV) Foundation Courses
Environmental Science I w/ Laboratory (GEV 1050) 4 credits
Environmental Science II w/ Laboratory (GEV 1051) 4 credits
Introduction to Geotechniques w/ Laboratory (GEV 1750) 4 credits
Geographic Information Systems w/ Laboratory (GEV 4700) 4 credits
Environmental Chemistry w/ Laboratory (GEV 2310) 4 credits
GEV-relevant electives1 (2 courses) 6-8 credits
Seminar in Environmental Issues (GEV 4310) (capstone course) 3 credits
Internship, Senior Thesis, or Independent Study/Project2 2-4 credits
  Total 31-35 credits
Required Science Courses (outside of GEV)
General Chemistry I with Laboratory (CHM 1151, 1103) 5 credits
Biostatistics and Experimental Design (BIO 3105) 4 credits
  Total 9 credits
Policy and Management Courses (2 courses)
Public Policy (PSC 2600) 3 credits
Environmental Policy (PSC 2625) 3 credits
Environmental Law (PSC 3800) 3 credits
Global Corporate Responsibility (MGT 2209) 3 credits
Natural Resources and Conservation (GEV 3580) 3 credits
Land Use Planning (GEV 3570) 3 credits
Selected Topics in Geography and the Environment (permission required when offered) (GEV 4500) 3 credits
  Total 6 credits
Environmental Social Sciences & Humanities (2 courses plus Environmental Ethics)
Environmental Ethics (PHI 2121) (Required) 3 credits
Global Poverty and Justice (PJ/THL 4600) 3 credits
Ecofeminism (PHI 2160) 3 credits
Christian Environmental Ethics (THL 4330) 3 credits
American Environmental History (HIS 2276) 3 credits
Selected Topics in Geography and the Environment (permission required when offered) (GEV 4500) 3 credits
  Total 9 credits
Core Curriculum  
Core Humanities Seminar3 (2 courses) 6 credits
College Ethics (ETH 2050) 3 credits
Fine Arts (1 course) 3 credits
Foreign Language (2 courses)  6 credits
History (2 courses; HIS 1050 plus one course numbered 2000 or higher) 6 credits
Literature (2 courses; ENG 1050 plus one literature course numbered 2100 or higher) 6 credits
Mathematical/Computing Sciences (1 course in addition to BIO 3105) 3 credits
Philosophy (2 courses; PHI 1050+PHI 2121:Environmental Ethics counted above) 3 credits
Theology and Religious Studies (THL 1050 plus one course numbered 2000 or higher) 6 credits
Social Sciences (1 non-Geography Introductory course) 3 credits
Natural and Physical Sciences (2 courses with lab – met by major requirements)  
  Total 45 credits
   
Free Electives4 21-28 credits
   
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE 125 credits

1 Courses that count as GEV electives for the B.A. Environmental Studies degree include: any 3-credit GEV course numbered 2000 or higher; no more than one advanced course in Geospatial techniques (i.e., GEV 3750, 3795, or 4500); Introductory Ecology (BIO 3255, 4 credits); Higher Vertebrates (BIO 3405, 4 credits); Conservation Biology (BIO 4801, 3 credits); Field Ecology and Evolution (BIO 4451/4452, 2/2 credits); Environmental Geology (GLY 2805, 3 credits). No more than two courses can be taken from any particular science department.
2 Senior Thesis and Independent Study can be performed with a faculty member in Geography and the Environment or another cognate science department (e.g., Biology or Chemistry), with permission
3 At least one of ACS seminars may be fulfilled by students in Environmental Learning Community.
4 Seven to eight courses--consider course offerings with environmental content.