Major in Environmental Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • 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

Requirements

58 units

Requirements Checklist: Environmental Studies Major

Required (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 (16 units - 4 courses)

  • 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) I
  • ENVA 232 Environmental Economics
  • ENVA 235 Literature and the Environment
  • ENVA 240 Ethics: Environmental Issues
  • ENVA 300 Computer Aided Design and Drawing (CADD) II
  • 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.