Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

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The Environmental Studies major focuses on social sciences, policy studies, the humanities, and sustainable design and practice. It is designed for students who are interested in such areas as environmental policy, planning, ethics or philosophy, ecocriticism, environmental justice, sustainable development, international environmental issues, or social theory and the environment.

The environmental studies curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; to build on these foundations in advanced course work in a variety of disciplines; to develop the skills necessary to study human-environment interactions; and to encourage participation in experiential learning activities that help students prepare for active participation in the work force and in local and global communities. Students should have a strong foundation in written and verbal skills.

Courses applied to the major, except environmental studies courses numbered 401 through 409, must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of C– or better. As many as four upper-division courses may be used to fulfill requirements of another major.

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Upper-division credit may be earned through course work or through a combination of course work and an honors thesis. Major requirements sheets containing detailed information about specific courses that meet the major requirements are available on the program website, in the program office, or from a SDS flight path Tykeson Advisor.

Lower-Division Core Courses
ENVS 201Introduction to Environmental Studies: Social Sciences4
ENVS 202Introduction to Environmental Studies: Natural Sciences4
ENVS 203Introduction to Environmental Studies: Humanities4
Lower-Division Mathematics and Science Courses
MATH 111College Algebra 14
Approved statistics course4
Approved introductory sequence in natural science12
Course from different natural science sequence or from the list of approved science courses4
Upper-Division Natural Science Courses
Two upper-division natural science courses from the major requirements sheet8
Upper-Division Social Science, Policy, Humanities, and Design Courses
Social science core course4
Policy core course4
Humanities core course4
Design core course4
Six additional courses: three from one of the above areas; three from another24
Environmental Issues Course
ENVS 411Environmental Issues: [Topic]4
or ENVS 425 Environmental Education Theory and Practice
or ENVS 427 Environmental and Ecological Monitoring
Practical Learning Experience
Choose from one of several approved practical learning experience options. These include internships, participation in the Environmental Leadership Program, research experiences with UO faculty members, honors thesis.4
Total Credits92

The environmental studies curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; to build on these foundations in advanced course work in a variety of disciplines; to develop the skills necessary to study human-environment interactions; and to encourage participation in experiential learning activities that help students prepare for active participation in the work force and in local and global communities. Students should have a strong foundation in written and verbal skills.

Courses applied to the major, except environmental studies courses numbered 401 through 409, must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of C– or better. As many as four upper-division courses may be used to fulfill requirements of another major.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Lower-Division Core Courses
ENVS 201Introduction to Environmental Studies: Social Sciences4
ENVS 202Introduction to Environmental Studies: Natural Sciences4
ENVS 203Introduction to Environmental Studies: Humanities4
Lower-Division Mathematics and Science Courses
MATH 111College Algebra 14
Approved statistics course4
Approved introductory sequence in natural science12
Course from different natural science sequence or from the list of approved science courses4
Upper-Division Natural Science Courses
Two upper-division natural science courses from the major requirements sheet8
Upper-Division Social Science, Policy, Humanities, and Design Courses
Social science core course4
Policy core course4
Humanities core course4
Design core course4
Six additional courses: three from one of the above areas; three from another24
Environmental Issues Course
ENVS 411Environmental Issues: [Topic]4
or ENVS 425 Environmental Education Theory and Practice
or ENVS 427 Environmental and Ecological Monitoring
Practical Learning Experience
Choose from one of several approved practical learning experience options. These include internships, participation in the Environmental Leadership Program, research experiences with UO faculty members, honors thesis.4
Total Credits92