Course Requirements for the Class of 2020-2023 - B.A. in Environmental Studies

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Required Environmental Studies Foundation Courses (9 courses):

Environmental Science I w/ Laboratory

GEV 1050

4 credits

Environmental Science II w/ Laboratory

GEV 1051

4 credits

Environmental Ethics

PHI 2121

3 credits

Environmental Issues Seminar

GEV 4310

3 credits

General Chemistry I w/ Laboratory

CHM 1151/1103

5 credits

Environmental Chemistry w/ Laboratory

GEV 2310

4 credits

Statistics for Environmental Science1

GEV 3300

3 credits

Introduction to Geo–Techniques w/ Laboratory

GEV 1750

4 credits

Geographic Information Systems w/ Laboratory

GEV 4700

4 credits

 

Total:

34 credits

1 Biostatistics and Experimental Design (BIO 3105), Statistics for Life Sciences (MAT 1313), or Statistical Methods (MAT 4310) may fulfill this requirement.

 

Required Seminar Courses (3 courses):

Research Colloquium2

GEV 6006

0 credit

 

Total:

0 credits

2 Students are required to take GEV 6006 a total of three times in their Junior and Senior years.

 

Required Independent Research Courses (2 courses):

Senior Research Seminar

GEV 6005

1 credit

Independent Study (senior project or thesis)3

GEV 6200/6220

3 credits

 

Total:

4 credits

3 Students take either the one-semester Senior Project (GEV 6200; 3 credits) or the two-semester Senior Thesis (GEV 6210 and 6220; 6 credits in which 3 credits count towards free electives) under the mentorship of a faculty member in the Department or a cognate department (i.e., Biology, Chemistry) with permission.

 

Major Elective Course Requirements (6 courses plus 2 distribution requirements):

Course Type

Courses required

Credits

Science and Technology elective

4

12 credits

Policy and Management elective

2

6 credits

Environmental Social Science and Humanities4

2

0 credits4

 

Total:

18 credits

4 These two courses are distribution requirements and will count as free electives or core requirements if applicable.

 

CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

Core Curriculum (11 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

Philosophy (1 course)

PHI 1000

3 credits

Theology and Religious Studies (2 courses)

THL 1000

6 credits

Mathematics or Statistics (1 course)

 

3 credits

Social Science (2 courses / met by major)

 

 

Natural Science w/ Lab (2 courses / met by major)

 

 

 

Total:

36 credits

5 Students may wish to consider the Environmental Learning Community.

 

Free Electives (12 courses):

Any 12 courses

Total:

36 credits

 

Total credits (40 courses at or above 3 credits)                                      128 credits

Contact Information

Department of Geography and the Environment
Suite G67, Mendel Science Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-3336
Fax: (610) 519-3338

Chair:
Dr. Nathaniel B. Weston

Undergraduate Program Directors:
Dr. Steven Goldsmith (Environmental)
Dr. Stephen Strader (Geography)

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Keith Henderson

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