Anthropology

  • ANTH 101 – General Anthropology or ANTH 111 – Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 294– Sustainability and the Modern World
  • Any 2 of the following:
    • ANTH 115 – Biological Anthropology
    • ANTH 239 – Medical Anthropology
    • ANTH 259 – Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic
    • ANTH 340 – Human Evolution
    • ANTH 363 – Anthropology of Development
    • ANTH 381 – Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Any 2 other Anthropology courses in addition to the above (ENVI/LING 225 – 100 Words for Snow: Language and Nature can also be used)
  • Methods: ANTH 230 – Ethnographic Interviewing

Biology

  • BIOL 260 – Genetics
  • BIOL 270 – Biodiversity and Evolution
  • CHEM 111 – General Chemistry I
  • ENVI/BIOL 285 – Ecology
  • 2 approved elective Biology courses (at least 1 at the 300 level)
  • Methods: MATH 155 Introduction to Statistical Modeling

Chemistry

  • CHEM 111 – General Chemistry I and CHEM 112 – General Chemistry II or CHEM 115 – Accelerated General Chemistry
  • CHEM 211 – Organic Chemistry I and CHEM 212 – Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 222 – Analytical Chemistry
  • 1 or 2 elective courses
  • Methods: Math 135 – Applied Calculus or Phys 226 – Principles of Physics I

Economics

  • ECON 119 – Principles of Economics (when taught by Amy Damon or Sarah West)
  • ENVI/ECON 231 – Environmental Economics and Policy
  • 4 Other ECON courses chosen in consultation with either Amy Damon or Sarah West
  • Methods: MATH 155 Introduction to Statistical Modeling

Educational Studies

  • EDUC 220 – Educational Psychology with Environmental project focus
  • EDUC 330 – Philosophy of Education with Environmental project focus
  • ENVI/EDUC 275 – Outdoor Environmental Education
  • 1 of the following:
    • ENVI/PHIL 221 – Environmental Ethics
    • ENVI/AMST/HIST 237 – Environmental Justice
  • 2 of the following:
    • ENVI/POLI 215 – Environmental Politics & Policy
    • ENVI/HIST 236 – Consumer Nation: American Consumer Culture in the 20th Century
    • ENVI/POLI 335 – Science and Citizenship
    • ENVI/HIST 343 – Imperial Nature: The United States and the Global Environment
    • ENVI/INST 368 – Sustainable Development & Global Future
  • Methods:  EDUC 460 – Education and Social Change with Environmental project focus

The above will also fulfill requirements for a minor in Educational Studies. The added course to complete an Educational Studies major will be EDUC 380 – Research Methods for Education and Advocacy.

Geography

  • ENVI/GEOG 232 – People and the Environment
  • ENVI/GEOG 258 – Geography of Environmental Hazards or ENVI /POLI 252 – Water and Power
  • ENVI 477/GEOG 488 – Comparative Environment and Development Studies or ENVI 478/GEOG 488 – Cities of the 21st Century
  • GEOG 111 – Human Geography of Global Issues
  • One Regional Geography Course (Geography of Africa/Geography of Latin America/Geography of US and Canada/Geography of the Middle East)
  • One 200 or 300 level geography course (e.g.:  Medical Geography, Urban Geography, Urban Social Geography, Advanced GIS, Discipline and Methods, Urban GIS, World Urbanization, Environmental GIS, Remote Sensing, Health GIS)
  • Methods: GEOG 225 – Introduction to GIS

Geology

An emphasis in Geology consists of 7 courses:  6 Geology courses and a supporting methods course.  These courses should be selected after discussion with a faculty member in the Geology Department.  At least 3 courses must be at or above the 200-level; no more than 3 coureses can be taken at the 100-level.  Note:  A Geology minor is 5 courses, with GEOL 160 and GEOL 165 required.

Recommended courses:

No more than 3 courses can be taken at the 100 level

  • ENVI/GEOL 120 – Environmental Geology
  • ENVI/GEOL 150 – Dynamic Earth and Global Change
  • GEOL 101 – Dinosaurs
  • GEOL 165 – History and Evolution of the Earth

At least 3 courses at the 200+ level

  • ENVI/GEOL 360 – Paleoclimate
  • GEOL 250 – Mineralogy
  • GEOL 260 – Geomorphology
  • GEOL 265 – Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
  • GEOL 294 – Field Methods
  • GEOL 300 – Paleobiology
  • GEOL 303 – Surface and Groundwater Hydrology
  • GEOL 201 – January Field Excursions

1 required Methods course – choose from:

  • CHEM 111 – General Chemistry I
  • MATH 137 – Applied Multivariable Calculus II
  • PHYS 226 – Principles of Physics I

History

  • At least 4 of the 7 required courses should be cross-listed between history and ES (or otherwise have a clear environmental focus).
  • Methods: Any of Prof. Chris Wells’ 300-level courses or HIST 379 – The Study of History

Mathematics/Computer Science

  • COMP 110 – Data and Computing Fundamentals
  • COMP 121 – Introduction to Scientific Programming or COMP 123 – Core Concepts in Computer Science
  • MATH 137 – Single Variable Calculus
  • MATH 155 – Statistical Modeling
  • MATH 237 – Multivariable Calculus
  • 2 of the following courses with the same prefix (COMP or MATH)
    • COMP 124 – Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures
    • COMP 302 – Introduction to Database Management Systems
    • MATH 236 – Linear Algebra
    • MATH 253 – Applied Multivariate Statistics
    • MATH 279 – Discrete Mathematics
    • MATH 312 – Differential Equations
    • MATH 353 – Modern Statistics
    • MATH 365 – Computational Linear Algebra
    • MATH 432 – Mathematical Modeling

Philosophy

  • ENVI/PHIL 229 – Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 125 – Ethics
  • Any 4 of the following:
    • PHIL 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
    • PHIL 227 – Bioethics
    • PHIL 294 – The Rights of Nonhuman Animals
    • PHIL 310 – Philosophy of Science
    • PHIL 614 – Independent Project
  • Methods: PHIL 110 – Critical Thinking

Physics

    • ENVI/PHYS 130 – Science of Renewable Energy
    • PHYS 226 – Principles of Physics I
    • PHYS 227 – Principles of Physics II
    • PHYS 331 – Modern Physics
    • 2 elective courses above 300 level
    • Methods: PHYS 348 – Laboratory Instrumentation

    Political Science

    3 required courses:

      • ECON 119 – Principles of Economics (taught by either Amy Damon or Sarah West)
      • ENVI/POLI 335 – Science and Citizenship
      • POLI 269 – Empirical Research Methods

      4 courses from this list depending on the student’s interest in domestic or international issues (others may be applicable):

        • ENVI/GEOG/POLI 252 – Water and Power
        • POLI 100 – US Politics
        • POLI 140 – Comparative Politics
        • POLI 202 – Political Participation
        • POLI 221 – Global Governance
        • POLI 242 – Development Politics
        • POLI 341 – Comparative Social Movements
        • POLI 320 – Global Political Economy
        • POLI 390 – Chuck Green Fellowship (highly recommended)

        Psychology

          • ENVI/PSYC 270 – Psychology of Sustainability
          • ENVI/POLI 335 – Science and Citizenship
          • PSYC 254 – Social Psychology with Environmental project focus
          • PSYC 380 – Community Psychology with Environmental project focus
          • 2 elective Psychology courses (PSYC 372 – Health Psychology recommended as one of the electives, when offered)
          • Methods:   MATH 155 – Introduction to Statistical Modeling or PSCY 201 – Research in Psychology I