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B.A. Degree - Major in Environmental Studies

This program is designed for students interested in: wildlife management, environmental law & policy and conservation.

Thirty-seven semester hours (or twenty-eight semester hours if double major emphasis) including the following:
  1. ENV 1101 and 1301, and 2307.
  2. At least three semester hours from each of the following catagories:
    1. Environment & Society: ENV 2376, 3320, 4310, 4323, 4388, 4393, or 4410.
    2. Law & Policy: ENV 3300 or 4307.
    3. Environmental Management: ENV 3337, 3370, 4333, 4345, 4355, or 4379.
  3. Complete additonal requirements for one emphasis and the required courses in other fields for that emphasis.
    1. Environment & Society Emphasis (thirty-seven semester hours total):
      1. ENV 3210
      2. An additional six semester hours from Environment & Society as listed above.
      3. At least three semester hours from Environmental Science: ENV 33306, 3308, 3314, 3316, 3333, 4313, 4365, 4370, or 4450.
      4. At least three semester hours of researech, internship, team project, thesis, or field studies from: ENV 3301, 3V90, 3V93, 4199 and 4299, 42C1 and 4102, 4302, 4315, 4332, 4377, 4394, 4613, 4680, 4V90, or 4V93.
      5. Seven semester hours of additinal environmental science electives (for the minimum of thirty-seven semester hours required for the major).

      Required courses in other fields (for Environment & Society Emphasis):

      1. Chemistry - At least three hours from: CHE 1300, 1301 or 1405.
      2. Life Science - At least three hours from: BIO 1105, 1106, 1305, 1306, or 1401.
      3. Physical Science - At least three hours from: CHE 1302 or 1341, GEO 1401, 1402, 1403, ENV 4485 or 4487.
      4. Data Evaluation - At least three hours from STA 1380 or 2381, ECO 1305 or 2306, MTH 1321 and 1322 or STA 2381. <

    2. Natural Resource Management Emphasis (thirty-seven semester hours total):
      1. ENV 3210 and 3306.
      2. An additonal six semester hours from Environmental Management as listed above.
      3. At least three semester hours from Environmental Quality & Health: ENV 3314, 3316, 3333, 3387, or 4370.
      4. At least one semester hour of laboratory from: ENV 3106, 3108, 3133, 3187, 4170, 4V13, 4450 (with lab).
      5. At least three semester hours of researech, internship, team project, thesis, or field studies from: ENV 3301, 3V90, 3V93, 4199 and 4299, 42C1 and 4102, 4302, 4315, 4332, 4377, 4394, 4613, 4680, 4V90, or 4V93.
      6. Three semester hours of additional environmental science electives (for the minimum of thirty-seven semester hours required for the major).

      Required courses in other fields (for Natural Resources Management Emphasis):

      1. Chemistry - At least three hours from: CHE 1300 and 1100, 1301 and 1101 or 1405.
      2. Life Science - At least four hours from: BIO 1105, 1106, 1305, 1306, or 1401.
      3. Physical Science - At least four hours from: ENV 4485.
      4. Data Evaluation - At least three hours from STA 1380 or 2381, ECO 1305 or 2306

    3. Emphasis if two majors (twenty-eight semester hours total):
      1. At least three semester hours from each of the following catagories:
        1. Environmental Science: ENV 3306, 3308, 4313, or 4450.
        2. Environmental Quality & Health: ENV 3314, 3316, 3333, 3387, or 4370.
      2. Six semester hours of additional environmental science electives at or above the "3000" level (for the minimum of twenty-eight semester hours required for the major).

        Required courses in other fields (for emphasis if two majors):

        1. Chemistry - At least three hours from: CHE 1300, 1301, or 1405.
        2. All the major requirements in another department or study program on the B.A. degree

  4. At least fifteen semester hours of the entire Environmental Studies major must be "3000"-"4000" level courses
  5. No more than 4 hours of variable hour courses may be applied to the major: ENV 3V90, 4V50, 4V90, 4V93

    NOTE: BIO 1305-1105, 1306-1106; CHE 1301-1101, 1302-1102, 1316; and GEO 1403 are recommended for students pursuing scientific career options, such as environmental consulting or remediation. ECO 2306, 2307 and GEO 1403 or GEOG 1404, and a second course in Geographic Information Systems, ENV 4487, is recommended for students pursuing careers in law, regulation or planning.

    Students completing Natural World (BIC 2437 and 2447) in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core may receive credit toward the major for ENV 1301 and five hours of lower level ENV electives.


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