BS or BA MAJOR & MINOR
What You’ll Study
Environmental studies is available as major or a minor. If you decide to major, you’ll declare your choice to pursue it as either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science during your sophomore or junior year.
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 in a concentration and elective area based on your interests.
On top of the core environmental studies courses, you’ll choose one of the following concentrations for the bulk of your coursework in the major (or design one of your own with the help of your faculty advisor).
- Conservation Biology
- Ecological Forestry
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Policy & Justice
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Water & Earth Resources
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.