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) formerly ENVS 200
GEOL 204 / EESC 2300: Global Climate Change (1 CU), OR
GEOL 100 / EESC 1000: Introduction to Geology (1 CU), OR
GEOL 103 / EESC 1060: Natural Disturbances and Disasters (1 CU), OR
GEOL 125 / EESC 1050: Earth and Life Through Time (1 CU), OR
GEOL 130 / EESC 1030: Oceanography (1 CU)
ENVS 301 / ENVS 3100: Environmental Case Studies (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.