BA in Environmental Studies

Requirements for a Major in Environmental Studies

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 categories:
    1. Environment and Society: ENV 2376, 3320, 4310, 4323, 4389, 4393 or 4410.
    2. Law and Policy: ENV 3300 or 4307.
    3. Environmental Management: ENV 3337 3370, 4333, 4345, 4355, or 4379.
  3. Complete additional requirements for one emphasis and the required courses in other fields for that emphasis:
    1. Environment and Society Emphasis (thirty-seven semester hours total):
  1. ENV 3210
  2. An additional six semester hours from: Environment and Society as listed above.
  3. At least three semester hours of Environmental Science: ENV 3306, 3308, 3314, 3316, 3333, 4313, 4318, 4365, 4370, or 4450.
  4. At least three semester hours of research, internship, team project, thesis, or field studies from: ENV 3301, 3V90, 3V93, 4199 and 4299, 42C1 and 4102, 4302, 4315, 4318, 4332, 4377, 4394, 4613, 4680, 4V90, or 4V93.
  5. Seven 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 Environment and 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.
    1. Natural Resources Management Emphasis (thirty-seven semester hours total):
  1. ENV 3210 and ENV 3306
  2. An additional six semester hours from: Environmental Management as listed above.
  3. At least three semester hours from Environmental Quality and Health: ENV 3314, 3316, 3333, 3387, 4318, 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 research, 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 four 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.
    1. Emphasis if two majors (twenty-eight semester hours total):
  1. At least three semester hours from each of the following categories:
  1. Environmental Science: ENV 3306, 3308, 4313, 4318, or 4450.
  2. Environmental Quality and Health: ENV 3314, 3316, 3333, 3387, or 4370.
  1. Six semester hours of additional environmental science electives at or above the 3000 level (for the minimum of twenty-eight semester hours required in 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.
  1. At least fifteen semester hours of the entire environmental studies major must be “3000” - “4000” level courses.
  2. No more than 4 hours of variable hour courses may be applied to the major: ENV 3V90, 4V50, 4V90, 4V93.
  3. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in the first 15 hours of ENV courses that are counted to complete requirements in the major is required. Students who do not have the required GPA in ENV courses after completion of the first 15 hours will be placed on probation for one semester in the major.
  4. A grade of “C-” or better in each ENV course used in the major and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on ENV courses taken within the major.