Environmental Studies Major (B.S.)

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
ANT 231Environment, Culture and Power3
Select one of the following:8
General Biology I
and General Biology II
Chemical Principles I
and Chemical Principles II
BIO 470Seminar: Environmental Topics3
ECO 205Economics of Public Policy Analysis3
ECO 113Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECO 114 Principles of Macroeconomics
Select one of the following:3
Global Ecosystems: Costa Rica
Global Ecosystems: North America
Ecology of Place: England's River Thames
Global Resources
BIO 225The Poisoning of a Planet3-4
or BIO 230 General Ecology
PSC 101American National Politics3
PSC 221State Government and Politics3
PSC 332Public Policy3
Select two additional BIO, CHM, or ESS electives at 200 or higher6-8
Select two additional PSC or ECO electives at 200-level or higher (Three hours of PSC service learning counts as one elective)6
Select two of the following:6
Methods of Political Science
Environmental Politics
Science, Technology, & the Good Society
Program Evaluation Research Methods And Policy
Major Support Requirements
Select two of the following:6-8
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)
Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
Introduction to Statistics II
Brief Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Select one of the following:3
Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Environmental Journalism
Writing Nonfiction
Free Electives (minimum for graduation)10-16
Total Credit Hours124-135

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
BIO 191 General Biology I 4
ECO 113 Principles of Microeconomics 3
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BIO 192 General Biology II 4
PSC 101 American National Politics 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
ESS 128 Global Ecosystems: Costa Rica 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MTH 122
Brief Calculus
or Calculus I
BIO 230 General Ecology 4
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
PSC 221 State Government and Politics 3
ECO 205 Economics of Public Policy Analysis 3
MTH 110
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)
or Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
Theology 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
PSC/SOC Elective 3
Science Elective 3-4
Free Elective 3
PSC 340 Science, Technology, & the Good Society 3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Semester
Science Elective 3-4
ANT 231 Environment, Culture and Power 3
Free Elective 3
CRW 395 Nonfiction Writing Workshop 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Senior Year
First Semester
Free Elective 3
PSC 332 Public Policy 3
Free Elective 3
BIO 470 Seminar: Environmental Topics 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
PSC 333 Environmental Politics 3
Free Elective 3
PSC/SOC Elective 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
Religion 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours123-125