Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental and Sustainability Studies, B.S.

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Major Requirements

Credit Hours: 54+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Core (21+ Credit Hours)

Experiential Learning Requirement

Each student must engage in substantial experiential learning related to Environmental and Sustainability Studies.  Qualifying courses include ENVT 350 , ENVT 355 , ENVT 360 , ENVT 397 , ENVT 460 , ENVT 499A .  The requirement may also be met with another relevant independent study, internship, research experience, study abroad, travel course, field course, or experiential course, with approval of the ENSS director.


Honors students may take HONS 155 /HONS 155L  in lieu of GEOL 103 /GEOL 103L .


* when topic is appropriate, with approval of ENSS director


Additional Requirements (33+ Credit Hours)

Mathematics and Science Foundation (15+ credit hours)


Natural Sciences

Complete at least 8 credit hours from Option 1 or at least 11 credit hours from Option 2.

Option 1

Option 2


Electives (18+ credit hours)

Compete at least 18 additional credits from the categories below:


* when content is appropriate, with approval of ENSS director

Honors students may take HONS 192 /HONS 192L  in lieu of CHEM 231 /CHEM 231L .

Additional Electives

Additional credits, as needed, from the following:


* when content is appropriate, with approval of ENSS director


Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

None.  All courses that may apply toward completion of course requirements within the major apply toward the major GPA calculation.

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