BA MAJOR & MINOR
What You’ll Study
This interdisciplinary major starts with core courses in biology, ecology, chemistry, math, and environmental ethics. Then you’ll select from a wide range of courses based on your interests.
This interdisciplinary major might be for you if you’re interested in the interaction of subjects like:
- Conservation biology
- Environmental chemistry
- Soil science
- Environmental policy
- Park interpretation
- Community activism
- Urban gardening
On top of the core environmental studies courses, you can choose to narrow your studies with the Environmental Education concentration.
You’ll also choose elective courses from topic areas such as:
- Natural science systems
- Managing natural resources
- Creating sustainable communities
- Education and outreach
- Communication and arts
- Spirituality and conservation
Honors Program in Natural Sciences
Environmental studies majors can opt to participate in the honors program, which grants honors recognition on your degree. To graduate with honors, you must earn a 3.5 GPA, complete an independent research project or internship, and present your work to the faculty.