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The Environmental Studies BA Program: Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, environmental studies majors must complete the following requirements (77 credits). In addition to the foundation and synthesis courses, students must choose a concentration in either ecology or policy. Students are encouraged to complete the requirements for a minor in a cognate field, selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor. Electives count toward the general degree requirement of 120 total credits. Electives at the 3000- and 4000-level count toward the general degree requirement of 45 upper-level credits.

Required Foundation and Synthesis Courses
The required core of the environmental studies curriculum consists of the following foundation and synthesis courses. Grades earned in these courses must average at least 2.0 (C):

Ecology Concentration

Policy Concentration

Updated April 11, 2016

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