Requirements

Requirements for the Environmental Science Major (10 Credits)

Core (5)

  • ENVS 120 (US) Social Systems and the Environment (1)
  • ENVS 121 (NW; QA) Earth Systems Science and the Environment (1)
  • ENVS 250 (QA) Geographic Information Systems (1)
  • ENVS 298 Sophomore Seminar in Environmental Science (1)
  • ENVS 495W Senior Capstone Course in Environmental Science (1)

Upper Level Electives (5)

5 credits, 3-4 of which should be within an emphasis area designed by student & advisor, see examples below.

Social Science-Critical Inquiry (1)

  • ENVS 304W (EV) Politics of Environmental Ethics (1)
  • ENVS 321 Environmental Policymaking: Politics and Process (1)
  • ENVS 326 (TH) Environmental History (1)
  • ENVS 327W Water Resources in the Western US (1)
  • ENVS 328 Health and the Global Environment (1)
  • ENVS 334 Political Ecology (1)

Social Science-Research Intensive (1)

  • ENVS 360 Research in Environmental Health Geography (1)
  • ENVS 365 Research in Environmental Health Geography (1)
  • ENVS 380W Research in Forest Management and Policy (1)

Natural Science-Critical Inquiry (1)

Natural Science-Research Intensive (1)

Additional Elective (1)

  • Any additional course from the above Critical Inquiry/Research Intensive courses
  • Any ENVS Department approved study abroad credit
  • Any of the following courses from other departments:
    • ANTH 344 Medical Anthropology (1)
    • ANTH 351 (EV) Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and the Environment (1)
    • BIOL 255 General Ecology (1)
    • BIOL 257 Plant Ecology and Conservation (1)
    • CHEM 230 Environmental Chemistry (1)
    • ECON 345 Environmental Economics (1)
    • EXSCI 221 Epidemiology (1)
    • HIST 315 (TH) Western Civilization and Sustainability (1)
    • HIST 331 (TH) Asian Environmental History (1)

Examples of Emphasis Areas

CLIMATE
  • Water Resources in the Western US
  • Health & the Global Environment
  • Environmental Policymaking: Politics and Process
  • Research in Climate Change Impacts on Society
  • Earth's Climate
  • Biogeography
  • Principles of Hydrology
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE
  • Earth's Climate
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Principles of Hydrology
  • Research in Urban Geochemistry
  • Research in Geoarchaeology
  • Research in Spatial Science
  • Research in the Anthropocene
  • Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 230)
NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
  • Water Resources in the Western US
  • Political Ecology
  • Environmental Policymaking: Politics and Process
  • Environmental History
  • Research in Forest Management and Policy
  • Biogeography
  • Principles of Hydrology
  • Research in Dendrochronology
  • Research in Spatial Science
  • General Ecology (BIOL 255)
  • Plant Ecology & Conservation (BIOL 257)
  • Environmental Economics (ECON 345)
ENVIRONMENTALL HEALTH
  • Research in Urban Geochemistry
  • Health & the Global Environment
  • Politics of Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Policymaking: Politics and Process
  • Political Ecology
  • Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 230)
  • Medical Anthropology (ANTH 344)
  • Epidemiology (EXSCI 221)
NATURE, SOCIETY & SUSTAINABILITY
  • Politics of Environmental Ethics
  • Research in Forest Management and Policy
  • Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and the Environment (ANTH 351)
  • Western Civilization and Sustainability (HIST 315)
  • Asian Environmental History (HIST 331)

Requirements for the Environmental Science Minor (5 Credits)

  • ENVS 120 (US) Social Systems and the Environment (1)
  • ENVS 121 (NW; QA) Earth Systems Science and the Environment (1)
  • 1 Critical Inquiry, Social Science or Natural Science (1)
  • 1 Research Intensive, Social Science or Natural Science (1)
  • 1 Additional Upper Level Elective (1)