Courses

Consult SIS for current course listings.

ENVS majors can pursue either a B.S. in Environmental Science or a B.A. in Environmental Studies but may not double major in both. These two majors share a common core of required courses plus additional requirements unique to each major and a set of electives in the student’s area of interest.

Common Core Courses Required for all ENVS Majors

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
AS.271.103Introduction to Global Environmental Change3
AS.271.107Introduction to Sustainability3
AS.270.202Introduction to Ecology3
AS.270.205Introduction to GIS and Geospatial Analysis3
AS.270.336Freshwater Systems3
AS.271.401Environmental Ethics3
AS.271.403Environmental Policymaking and Policy Analysis3
AS.271.399Research Design1
AS.271.496Senior Capstone Experience3
AS.271.499Senior Seminar1
AS.271.509Applied Experience1
AS.030.101Introductory Chemistry I3
AS.180.102Elements of Microeconomics3
Choose one of the following:
AS.190.102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
AS.190.108Contemporary International Politics3
AS.190.111Introduction to Global Studies3
AS.190.226Global Governance3
Choose one of the following:
AS.110.106Calculus I (Biology & Social Sciences)4
AS.110.108Calculus I4
Choose one of the following:
AS.230.205Introduction to Social Statistics4
AS.280.345Public Health Biostatistics4
EN.553.111Statistical Analysis I4
EN.553.211Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences4
EN.553.310Probability and Statistics4
EN.553.311Probability and Statistics for the Biological Sciences and Engineering4

B.S. in Environmental Science – Additional Requirements

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
Environmental Science Core
Choose one of the following:
AS.030.102Introductory Chemistry II3
AS.030.103Applied Chemical Equilibrium and Reactivity4
Choose one of the following:
AS.110.107Calculus II (Biology & Social Sciences)4
AS.110.109Calculus II4
Choose two of the following:
AS.020.151General Biology I3
AS.020.152General Biology II3
AS.171.101General Physics: Physical Science Major I4
AS.171.103General Physics I for Biological Science Majors4
AS.171.105Classical Mechanics I4
AS.171.107General Physics for Physical Sciences Majors4
AS.171.102General Physics: Physical Science Majors II4
AS.171.104General Physics: Biology Majors II4
AS.171.106Electricity and Magnetism I4
AS.171.108General Physics for Physical Science Majors4
Lab Experiences Three science lab courses are required, either as separate courses or as 4- or 5-credit lecture courses with a lab section. Approved labs include but are not limited to:
AS.030.105Introductory Chemistry Lab I1
AS.030.106Introductory Chemistry Lab II1
AS.173.111General Physics Laboratory I1
AS.173.112General Physics Laboratory II1
AS.020.153General Biology Laboratory I1
AS.020.154General Biology Laboratory II1
AS.270.221The Dynamic Earth Laboratory2
AS.270.337Freshwater Systems Lab1
AS.270.338Field Methods in Ecology (If used to satisfy the lab requirement, this course cannot count as an elective.)3
Electives in student's area of interest (Including at least 12 credits at 300-level or above; denoted by POS-MAJOR tag.)15
 Total Credits:72-77.5

B.A. in Environmental Studies – Additional Requirements

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
Environmental Studies Core
AS.180.101Elements of Macroeconomics3
AS.230.202Research Methods for the Social Sciences3
AS.271.302Exploring Nature4
Electives in the student's area of interest (Including at least 9 credits at 300-level or above; denoted by POS-MAJOR tag.)12
Total Credits:65-67.5