Requirements for the Major

A total of 12 courses are required for the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies degree. These include:

Students are encouraged to take ENVS 2a early in their career as it is a prerequisite for the Applied Learning Experience. Please consult the following guidelines in choosing your courses:

Required Courses

Core Courses

All students must complete the following course:
Course Number Course Title
ENVS 2a Fundamentals of Environmental Challenges
In addition, students must complete one of the following two options:
Option 1
Course Number Course Title
ANTH 137a Geographical Information Systems: Mapping Culture From Land, Air and Space
Option 2 (must complete both):
Course Number Course Title
HS 263f [1]
Applied Geographic Information Systems
HS 297f [1]
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

[1] HS 263f (applied) and HS 297f (introductory) are separate half-semester modules, equivalent to one course. It is best to take these modules later in your studies; we recommend as a junior or senior. You must take both modules to complete the ENVS major requirements. To register, email Ravi Lakshmikanthan for the consent code and add the module(s) to your schedule during pre-registration and registration.

Applied Learning Experience (choose one)

Course Number Course Title
No specific course number An approved environmental internship [2]
No specific course number An approved study abroad program [3]
ENVS 97a Senior Essay [4]
ENVS 99a Senior Research [4]
ENVS 99b Senior Thesis [4]

[2] In order for an environmental internship to count as an applied learning experience, a student must request and receive approval from the environmental studies program after completing ENVS 2a (Fundamentals of Environmental Challenges) plus five additional courses that count toward the environmental studies major.

[3] In order for a study abroad experience to qualify as an applied learning experience, it should be field-based, well-integrated and include a major project that the student undertakes. Please consult the list of preapproved study abroad programs to determine which programs qualify.

[4] Students must identify an adviser for their work if they choose to pursue ENVS 97a, ENVS 99a or ENVS 99b. Please also note that ENVS 99a is a prerequisite to ENVS 99b, should you decide to pursue a senior thesis. 

Electives

Group 1: Social Sciences and Humanities (choose four)

To view electives, please click here to visit the listing on the Provisional University Bulletin.  

Group II: Natural Sciences (choose four)

To view electives, please click here to visit the listing on the Provisional University Bulletin.

Geographic Information Systems

Course Number Course Title
HS263f1 Applied Geographic Information Systems
HS297f1 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

 

Special Notes