Global Environmental Systems concentration

Students in the Global Environmental Systems concentration will focus their coursework on understanding global environmental systems. The concentration/major is made up 15 credits from several groups of courses outlined below. 

(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)

Earth Systems (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Biotic History (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Geochemical Dynamics (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Global Politics and International Relations (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

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

Two upper division courses that are thematically related to the senior thesis and are chosen with the approval of a major advisor. Courses in Environmental Modeling or field-based courses are strongly recommended for this concentration. (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.