Environmental Studies - Sample Schedule

Please bear in mind that the following is merely a sample schedule. Many students have AP credits, foreign language credits, or transfer credits that would alter the sample schedule.

Other contingencies that would likely alter the sample schedule include: enrollment in a study abroad program, winter session course(s), summer session course(s), and additional directed research credits. Thus, it is key that you meet with your academic advisor prior to selecting courses each semester to ensure that you are progressing through the program satisfactorily.

Please note that the sample schedule represents one of many paths through the program. The total number of credits may not be exact as the number of credits for concentration courses and directed research courses are variable.


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First Year

Fall Schedule

ENGL 110: Critical Reading and Writing 3
ENSC 101: Introduction to the Environment (also FYE) 3
Language 105 level 4
APEC 100: Sustainable Development 3
Breadth requirement 3
Total credits 16


Spring Schedule

MATH requirement [see degree requirements for options] 4
GEOG 236: Conservation Global Issues 3
Language 106 level 4
Breadth requirement 3
Breadth requirement 3
Total credits [Running total]: 17 [33]


Second Year

Fall Schedule

BISC 104: Principles of Biology with Laboratory 4
GEOG 235: Conservation of Natural Resources 3
Language 107 level 4
MAST 200: The Oceans 3
Elective 3
Total credits [running total] 17 [50]


Spring Schedule

CHEM 100: Chemistry and the Human Environment 3
STAT 200: Basic Statistical Practice 3
GEOG 372: Introduction to GIS 3
Breadth requirement 3
Multicultural course requirement 3
Total credits [Running total]: 15 [65]


Third Year

Fall Schedule

ECON 151 or APEC 150: Introduction to Microeconomics or
Economics of Agriculture and Natural Resources
GEOL 105/115: Geological Hazards and Laboratory 4
POSC 350: Politics and the Environment 3
Concentration course 3
ENVR 300: Earth Systems: Science and Policy 3
Total credits [running total] 16 [81]


Spring Schedule

Breadth requirement 3
Breadth requirement 3
ECON 343: Environmental Economics 3
Directed Research/Independent study/Field experience /DLE 3
Total credits [Running total]: 16 [97]


Fourth Year

Fall Schedule

Concentration course 3
Concentration course 4
Breadth requirement 3
Breadth requirement 3
Elective/Directed Research 3
Total credits [running total] 16 [113]


Spring Schedule

ENSC 450: Proseminar: The Environment [second writing requirement] 3
PHIL 448: Environmental Ethics 3
Concentration course 3
Breadth requirement 3
Elective/Directed Research 3
Total credits [Running total]: 15 [128]


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