Requirements

Environmental studies is diverse; students have flexibility in shaping the program to their needs and interests.

Professor Eric Engstrom and students take part in the annual spring prairie burn at our Le Seur N... Professor Eric Engstrom and students take part in the annual spring prairie burn at our Le Seur Nature Preserve.

Major requirements (9.5 courses plus):

ESTS 103 Introduction to Environmental Science
BIOL 155 Introduction to Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity
ECON 200 Principles of Economics
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology OR
ANTH 103 Introduction to Anthropology
BIOL 350 Science Seminar (2 semesters, 0.25 each)
POLS 103 American Politics
At least one course each in Research Methods and Independent Research in a department of the student’s choice such as:
BIOL 210 Biological Research Methods
BIOL 440/450 Research I and II

Required Science Electives (Choose at least 3, 2 at or above 200 level)

BIOL 150 Investigating Biological Concepts
BIOL 307 Ecology
BIOL 210 Biology Research Methods
BIOL 440/450 Research I and II (0.5 each)
BIOL 315 Conservation Biology
BIOL 201 Field Botany
CHEM 140 General Chemistry
CHEM 220 Analytical Chemistry
ESTS 234 Introduction to Cartography and Geographic Information Systems
ESTS 393 Natural Areas Field Practicum
PHYS 267 Dynamics of Atmosphere
PHYS 288 Health Physics
MATH 207 Statistics for the Sciences

Required Humanities/Social Science Electives (Choose at least 2; 2.00 courses)

ECON 310 Regulation and Legislation
ECON 340 Economics and Law
ECON 370 Public Finance
ECON 380 Environmental Economics
PHIL 310 Environmental Ethics
POLS 311 Parties and Elections
POLS 375 Environmental Politics
COMM 234 Small Group Communication
COMM 335 Argumentation
COMM 339 Persuasion
SOCI 345 Sociology of Inequality

Required courses for the minor

ESTS 103 Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sustainability
Plus three courses from the following list:
BIOL 201 Field Botany
BIOL 315 Conservation Biology
ESTS 234 GIS Introduction to Cartography & Geographic Information Systems
ESTS 393 Natural Areas Field Practicum
COMM 335 Argumentation
PHIL 310 Environmental Ethics
POLS 375 Environmental Politics
ECON 380 Environmental Economics