Program Summary

Program Summary

  • Social and ecological sustainability requires an holistic approach to problem solving.

  • Environmental Studies coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to critically assess and address complex environmental challenges.

  • All students complete the Environmental Studies Core (58 credits) and an Environmental Specialization (20 credits). 

The Environmental Studies Core

  • EVST 1600 Environmental Perspectives

Area I: Natural Sciences: 15 credits, including: 

  • EVST 2100 Natural History: Theory and Practice

  • EVST 2150 Essentials of Geology

  • EVST 2200 Principles of Ecology

Area II: Social Sciences: 10 credits, including:

  • EVST 3000 Environmental Politics OR EVST 4740 International Environmental Governance

  • EVST 3050 Economics and the Environment

Area III: Humanities: 10 credits, including:

  • HIST 3510 Environmental History

  • THRS 3240 Religion and Ecology

Area IV: Quantitative and Research Methods: 10 credits, including:

  • EVST 3400 Research Design and Statistics

  • EVST 3500 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Area V: Internship: 3 credits

  • EVST 4950 Internship

Area VI: Disciplinary Capstone: 5 credits

  • EVST 4900 Senior Synthesis Capstone

The Specializations




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Tanya Hayes


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Kimberly Gawlik

Senior Administrative Assistant

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