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Program at a Glance

Program
Bachelor
College(s)
College of Undergraduate Studies
Department(s)
Office of Interdisc Studies
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The Environmental Studies degree prepares students for a number of interesting and challenging careers. Its interdisciplinary nature provides students with tools that can be applied across a spectrum of science, social behavior, and humanities, using the strengths of the various areas. Students seeking journalistic or artistic careers will gain a scientific background by which to understand environmental science, while students going into the sciences will appreciate the social, political, and ethical dimensions of environmental actions and policy decisions.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students must have declared an Environmental Studies major at least two semesters before graduation.
  • Research, Internship, and Independent study credit cannot be used in this major without approval from the Interdisciplinary Studies Advising Office and Program Director.
  • Co-op credit cannot be used in the major.
  • Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) grade in each course required for the major.
  • Students must consult with an academic advisor when entering the program.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.
  • Students wishing to earn an Environmental Studies degree as a double degree, double major, or second degree, must complete all advanced level core requirements and restricted electives exclusive of credits done for the other degree(s) and/or major(s), including any minors associated with that degree.
  • Courses taken to satisfy basic and advanced core requirements cannot also be used as in the Sciences or Communication and Planning track electives.
  • Up to three hours of undergraduate research, with a minimum grade of C (2.0), may be applied to restricted electives with prior program approval.

  • Up to three hours of internship may be applied to restricted electives with prior program approval.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
March 1
Spring
September 1
Summer
January 1

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