Environmental Policy & Application concentration

EES Diagram

Students in the Environmental Policy and Application acquire a background in the social and management aspects of environmental problems. The concentration/major is made up 15 credits from several groups of courses outlined below. ABCS courses in EES are strongly recommended for this concentration.

(Minimum 15 credits for Major / 35 credits total)

Required Courses (8 CUs)

ENVS 100 / ENVS 1000: Introduction to Environmental Science (1 CU)

GEOL 204 / EESC 2300: Global Climate Change (1 CU), OR
GEOL 100 / EESC 1000: Earth System Science (1 CU), OR
GEOL 103 / EESC 1060: Natural Disturbances and Disasters (1 CU), OR
GEOL 130 / EESC 1030: Oceanography (1 CU)

ENVS 301 / ENVS 3100: Environmental Case Studies (1 CU), OR
ENVS 302 / ENVS 3103: PGS – Case Studies in Environmental Sustainability (1 CU), OR
ENVS 400 / ENVS 3991: Environmental Studies Seminar (1 CU)

ENVS 4997 a & ENVS 4997 b Senior Thesis (two courses, 1 CU each)

Data Analysis and Statistics (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Economics and Policy (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Geographical or Environmental Modeling (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Concentration courses (7 CUs)

Environmental Policy (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list), OR
an ABCS course in ENVS (1 CU)

Environmental Economics (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Two courses from the Global Politics and International Relations (1 CU each) pre-approved course list.

Three upper division courses that are thematically related to the senior thesis and are chosen with the approval of a major advisor (1 CU each)

Related Practical Experience (0 CU)

Each student is encouraged to attend a summer field course or to seek a summer internship, summer employment, and/or academic-year practical experience/research related to his/her individual curriculum. Opportunities suited to a student's interests can usually be found. Students should discuss their options with their ENVS advisor.