Environmental Studies (ENVST)
This interdisciplinary major is designed to provide students with an integrated and critical knowledge of the natural environment and human interactions with it. Students will receive a strong foundation in the natural sciences but will extend their studies across several disciplines, emphasizing both public policy issues and the role of the natural environment in history and culture. The goal of the program is "ecological literacy," which means that students will develop a broad-based understanding and awareness of environments and environmental issues, and they will develop the problem-solving skills to address those issues. Program requirements include interdisciplinary courses in environmental studies and a broad array of courses in biology, geology, chemistry, geography, economics, political science, English, history, and philosophy. By selecting appropriate electives to supplement the "additional courses" requirement of the major, students may develop an emphasis in either a specific field (i.e., biology, English) or in a general area of study (natural science, social science, and humanities). Graduates are equipped for employment as environmental consultants in business or with governmental agencies and public interest groups. Many may go on to postgraduate study in environmental science, public policy, or the humanities, or to law school.
A student wishing to transfer into the Environmental Studies program must have completed the course ENVST 100(3) and have received a grade of C or better in the course.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE B.A. DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: Minimum of 121 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendations by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
ELECTIVES: 9 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 64-65 credits 
PRESCRIBED COURSES (39 credits)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (25-26 credits)
Select INTSP 370 (1) and ENVST 395 (3) or ENVST 496 (4) OR ENVST 296 (1) AND ENVST 496 (3) (Sem: 7-8)
Select 9 credits (3 in each DEPARTMENTAL LISTS) in consultation with an academic adviser.
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2012
Contact:Dr. Ian S. Marshall
Professor of English
Arts and Humanities
Office: 128 Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts