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:
All students must complete the following course:
In addition, students must complete one of the following two options:
Option 2 (must complete both):
 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)
 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.
 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.
 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.
Group 1: Social Sciences and Humanities (choose four)
Group II: Natural Sciences (choose four)
Courses With No Prerequisites
Geographic Information Systems
Courses With One or More Prerequisites
Additional Courses (choose two)
Complete two additional courses from either group of electives above.