B.A. in Environmental Studies

Environmental Science Foundation Courses (3 courses):

Environmental Science I w/ Laboratory

GEV 1050

4 credits

Environmental Science II w/ Laboratory

GEV 1051

4 credits

Environmental Issues Seminar

GEV 4310

3 credits

 

Total:

11 credits

Required Math and Science Courses (3 courses):

General Chemistry I w/ Laboratory

CHM 1151/1103

5 credits

Environmental Chemistry w/ Laboratory

GEV 2310

3 credits

Statistics for Environmental Science1

GEV 3300

3 credits

 

Total:

11 credits

Geo–Spatial Courses (2 courses):

Introduction to Geo–Techniques w/ Laboratory

GEV 1750

4 credits

Geographic Information Systems w/ Laboratory

GEV 4700

4 credits

 

Total:

8 credits

Policy and Management Courses (2 courses):

Public Policy

PA 2000

3 credits

Introduction to Sustainability Studies

GEV 3001

3 credits

Ecosystem Services

GEV 3002

3 credits

Environmental Policy and Management

GEV 4331

3 credits

Green Science

GEV 4332

3 credits

Global Corporate Responsibility

MGT 2208

3 credits

Natural Resources and Conservation

GEV 3580

3 credits

Land Use Planning

GEV 3570

3 credits

Selected Topics in Environmental Policy

GEV 4330

3 credits

 

Total:

6 credits

Environmental Social Sciences and Humanities (Environmental Ethics, required):

Environmental Ethics (required)

PHI 2121

3 credits

To complete this part of the major select any two:

Glbl. Pov. and Justice (counts as upper–level Theology)

PJ/THL 4250

3 credits

Ecofeminism (counts as free elective)

PHI 2160

3 credits

Christian Env. Ethics (counts as upper–level Theology)

THL 4330

3 credits

Am. Environmental History (counts as free elective)

HIS 2276

3 credits

Sel. Topics in Env. Issues (counts as free elective)

GEV 4340

3 credits

 

Total:

3 credits2

Science and Technology Electives (2 courses):3

Global Change in Local Places

GEV 2500

3 credits

Selected Topics in Geography and the Env.

GEV 3000

3 credits

Natural Hazards

GEV 3550

3 credits

Remote Sensing

GEV 3750

3 credits

Special Topics in Environmental Science

GEV 4350

3 credits

Medical Geography

GEV 4351

3 credits

Climate Variability

GEV 4511

3 credits

Global Positioning Systems

GEV 3790

4 credits

Spec. Topics in Env. Lab Science w/Laboratory

GEV 4320

4 credits

Microbial Processes w/Laboratory

GEV 4321

4 credits

Ocean Environments w/Laboratory

GEV 4322

4 credits

Watershed Biogeochemistry w/Laboratory

GEV 4323

4 credits

Wetland Science and Management w/Laboratory

GEV 4324

4 credits

Environmental Ecology w/Laboratory

GEV 4325

4 credits

Environmental Geology w/Laboratory

GEV 4326

4 credits

Geomorphology w/Laboratory

GEV 4327

4 credits

Climatology w/Laboratory

GEV 4328

4 credits

Wastewater Management w/Laboratory

GEV 4329

4 credits

 

Total:

6 credits

Senior Research (1 course):4

Senior Research Seminar (all students) and …

GEV 6005

1 credit

Independent Study (senior project students)

GEV 6200

3 credits

or

Senior Thesis I (counts as free elective)

GEV 6210

3 credits

Senior Thesis II

GEV 6220

3 credits

 

Total:

4 credits

Core Curriculum (12 courses):

Augustine Culture Seminar (2 courses)5

ACS 1000/1001

6 credits

College Ethics (1 course)

ETH 2050

3 credits

Fine Arts (1 course)

 

3 credits

Foreign Language (2 courses)

 

6 credits

History (1 course)

 

3 credits

College Literature and Writing Seminar (1 course)

ENG 1975

3 credits

Mathematics or Statistics (1 course)

Any MAT

3 credits

Philosophy (1 course)

PHI 1000

3 credits

Theology and Religious Studies (2 courses)

THL 1000

6 credits

Social Science (2 courses / met by major)

 

3 credits

Core Science (2 courses / met by major)

 

3 credits

 

Total:

36 credits

Free Electives (14 courses):

Any 14 courses7 Total: 42 credits
Total credits ENVA Major (40 courses at or above 3 credits) Total: 127 credits

1 Biostatistics and Experimental Design (BIO 3105) or Statistical Methods (MAT 4310) may substitute

2 Only 3 of 9 credits count towards major

3 Courses that count as GEV Science and Technology Electives for the B.A. Environmental Studies degree may also include: Introductory Ecology (BIO 3255, 4 credits); Conservation Biology (BIO 4801, 3 credits); Field Ecology and Evolution (BIO 4451/4452, 2/2 credits); Environmental Geology (GLY 2805, 3 credits).

4 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.

5 At least one ACS seminars may be fulfilled by students in Environmental Learning Community.

6 Must be designated as “Core History”

7 Fourteen courses--consider course offerings with environmental content.