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 The Major in Environmental Studies requires 58 units, as follows:

Required Courses (42 units):

  • ENVA - 109 Environment and Society
  • ENVS - 110 Introduction to Environmental Science w/Lab
  • ENVS - 210 Ecology and Human Impacts w/Lab
  • ENVS - 212 Air and Water w/Lab
  • ENVA -  255 Quantitative Skills for Environmental Studies 
  • ENVA - 290 Nature Immersion + Campus and Community Projects
  • ENVA - 310 The Commons: Land, Air and Water
  • ENVA - 311 Cornerstone Seminar in Environmental Studies
  • ENVA - 355 Methods and Approaches in Environmental Studies
  • ENVA - 367 Environmental Justice
  • ENVA - 450 Capstone Practicum in Environmental Studies 

Pathway/Elective Courses (4 courses/16 units):

  • ENVA - 130 Community Based Urban Agriculture
  • ENVA - 140 Urban Agriculture: Spring
  • ENVA - 145 Community Garden Outreach
  • ENVA - 195 Voice, Memory and Landscape
  • ENVA - 200 Computer Aided Design and Drawing (CADD) 1
  • ENVA - 232 Environmental Economics
  • ENVA - 235 Literature and the Environment
  • ENVA - 240 Ethics: Environmental Issues
  • ENVA - 300 Computer Aided Design and Drawing (CADD) 2
  • ENVA - 304 Sustainable Systems Design
  • ENVA - 319 Health and Environment
  • ENVA - 320 Global Environments and Societies
  • ENVA - 341 Feast and Famine: A History of Food
  • ENVA - 342 Environmental History of Africa
  • ENVA - 360 International Environmental Politics
  • ENVA - 361 Religion and the Environment
  • ENVA - 363 Environmental Law
  • ENVA - 366 Introduction to Environmental Policy
  • ENVA - 390 Special Topics
  • ENVA - 396 Community Internships
  • ENVA - 404 Environmental Ethics
  • ENVA - 441 UG History Seminar
  • ENVA - 498 Research for Advanced Undergraduates
  • ENVS - 311 Environmental Chemistry
  • ENVS - 312 Water Resources Analysis
  • ENVS - 320 Restoration Ecology w/Lab
  • ENVS - 321 Wetland Ecology
  • ENVS - 330 Environmental and Ecosystem Health
  • ENVS - 344 Enviornmental Communication 
  • ENVS - 350 Energy and Environment
  • ENVS 360 Climate Change: Science and Policy
  • ENVS - 370 Introduction to Landscape Ecology and GIS w/Lab
  • ENVS - 390 Special Topics
  • ENVS - 410 Methods of Environmental Monitoring w/Lab
  • ARCD 200 Sustainable Design
  • ARCD 320 Introduction to Landscape Design
  • POLS - 396 Public Administration Internship
  • POLS - 397 Fieldwork in Public Interest Organizations
  • SOC - 360 Cities in a Global Context
  • SOC - 395 Fieldwork in Sociology*
*Internship placement or research project must have an environmental component.

Learning Goals/Outcomes for the B.A. in Environmental Studies

Students who complete the B.A. in Environmental Studies will be able to:

    • Integrate perspectives of multiple disciplines to understand the complexities of human-environment interactions.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the range of environmental issues and the roles of humans and institutions in responding to them.
    • Analyze critically and develop socio-culturally appropriate strategies to resolve environmental problems.
    • Connect environmental problems to issues of social justice through study and community engagement.
    • Apply scientific principles to develop solutions for environmental problems.