Environmental Studies and Sustainability Major

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences – Department of Geography

The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of ten (10) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain III.C (Global Competency, Ethical Reasoning, and/or Human Diversity) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the Environmental Studies and Sustainability major.

 

Requirements for Major in Environmental Studies & Sustainability (UERG):

This major and general concentration consists of fifteen (15) courses.

Six (6) Required Core Courses:

  • ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • GEOG 110 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 135 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • GEOG 203 Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GEOG 216 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • MATH 117 Introduction to Statistics (Gen. Ed. Domain II-A)

Five (5) Required - Policy Courses:

  • GEOG 212 Geographic Perspectives on the Global Environment
  • GEOG 235 Environmental Law and Policy
  • GEOG 240 Municipal Land Use
  • GEOG 260 Introduction to Urban Studies and Planning in the United States
  • GEOG 375 Resource Management

Choose Four (4) Related Electives from the following:

  • COMM 107 Effective Speaking
  • CSCI 138 Information Technology and the Environment
  • EASC 131 Conversations With the Earth
  • GEOG 214 Spatial Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 225 Population, Food, and Global Development
  • GEOG 230 Geography of Natural and Man-Made Hazards
  • GEOG 272 Site Planning or GEOG 368 Community Development
  • GEOG 316 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 328 Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 339 Methods of Planning and Plan Making
  • GEOG 490 Independent Study in Geography
  • GEOG 495 Internship in Geography
  • GEOL 231 Physical Geology (Gen. Ed. Domain II-B, Lab)
  • PHIL 234 Environmental Ethics
  • POSC 325 Public Management
  • POSC 329 Public Policy Analysis

 

Effective as of the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog