Environmental Systems and Sustainability, B.S. - Concentration: Environmental Systems

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120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

46 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Technical Fluency (select one):
COM 101 - Professional Presentations
CSC 200 - Information Management and Productivity Software

Tier 2 - Global Awareness:
ENV 220 - Global Climate Change

Tier 2 - Natural World II: Life and Environment:
MAR 210 - Coastal Marine Studies

Tier 3 - Capstone:
ENV 491 - Environmental Problem Solving

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.




39 Credits Required

Environmental Systems and Sustainability Requirements
18 Credits Required

GEO 290 - Research Methods in Geography
GEO 303 - Principles of Sustainability
GEO 360 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Select 1 From:
ENV 200 - Environmental Studies II 
  or MAR 140 - The World Ocean  

Select 1 From:
ENV 498 - Special Topics in Environmental Science
   or MAR 499 - Independent Study

Select 1 From: 
GEO 405 - Environmental Justice
HIS 359 - American Environmental History
LIT 303 - Literature of the Sea
PHI 321 - Philosophy of Science
SOC 235 - Environmental Sociology

Environmental Systems Concentration
21 Credits
ENV 100 - Environmental Studies I
ENV 350 - Environmental/Earth Systems Inquiry
ENV 400 - Social Science Perspectives on Environement
ENV 401 - Pollution Prevention and Control

Select 3 From:
BIO 202 - Ecology
BIO 210 - Environmental Biology and Conservation
BIO 237 - Field Natural History
ESC 200 - Physical Geology
ESC 201 - Historical Geology
GEO 403 - Applied Sustainabilty
GEO 460 - GIS II
MAR 250 - Introduction to Coastal and Marine Pollution
PCH 441 - Water Supply and Water-Waste Treatment


3 Credits Required

MAT 107 - Elementary Statistics


Take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).