|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|
|Environmental Chemistry w/ Laboratory (GEV 2310)||4 credits|
|Geographic Information Systems w/ Laboratory (GEV 4700)||4 credits|
|GEV-relevant electives (4 courses, at least 2 must be 4-credit lab courses)1||14-16 credits|
|Seminar in Environmental Issues (GEV 4310) (capstone course)||3 credits|
|Senior Thesis/Project or Independent Study2||2-6 credits|
|Total 39-42 credits|
|Required Science Courses Outside of GEV|
|General Chemistry I with Laboratory (CHM 1151, 1103)||5 credits|
|Physics I with laboratory (PHY 1100,1101)||4 credits|
|Calculus for Life Sciences I (MAT 1310)||3 credits|
|Biostatistics and Experimental Design (BIO 3105)||4 credits|
|Total 16 credits|
|Policy and Management Courses (at least 2 courses)|
|Public Policy (PSC 2600)||3 credits|
|Environmental Policy (PSC 2625)||3 credits|
|Environmental Law (PSC 3800)||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 Geography and the Environment (permission required when offered) (GEV 4500)||3 credits|
|Total 6 credits|
|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 higher4)||6 credits|
|Literature (2 courses; ENG 1050 plus one literature course numbered 2100 or higher5)||6 credits|
|Mathematical/Computing Sciences (2 courses, met by requirement of major)|
|Philosophy (2 courses; PHI 1050 and one course numbered 2000 or higher6)||6 credits|
|Theology and Religious Studies (THL 1050 plus one course numbered 2000 or higher6)||6 credits|
|Social Sciences (3 courses, met by requirements of major)|
|Natural and Physical Sciences (2 courses with lab – met by major requirements)|
|Total 42 credits|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE||130 credits|
1 Courses that count as GEV electives for the B.S. 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).
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 Consider taking an advanced history course in environmental history (e.g., HIS 2276:American Environmental History)
5 Consider electives on environmental literature offered through the English Department.
6 Consider PHI 2121:Environmental Ethics or THL 4330: Christian Environmental Ethics.
7 Consider course offerings with environmental content, e.g., PJ 2200:Caring for the Earth, PJ 4600/THL 4600:Global Poverty and Justice, and SOC special topics course entitled, Sustainable Development in Latin America.
B.A. in Geography
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Environmental Studies Minor
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Jennifer Ramos (class of 2010): The Notable Trees of Villanova University.
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