College of Arts & Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies includes three tracks: public policy, education, and supply chain management. The education track offers a double major in environmental studies and elementary education with an option for Middle School science certification. The supply chain management track includes a certificate from the Stillman School of Business in Supply Chain Management.
Minors in environmental studies and environmental science are also offered. The Minor in Environmental Studies complements any major, and the Minor in Environmental Sciences is designed for students majoring in the natural sciences.

View the College of Arts & Sciences Core Curriculum requirements »

Required Courses for all tracks (22 credits)

ENVL 1011
Introduction to Environmental Studies  3
  Earth or Physical Science (choose one)
ENVL 1019
(ERTH 1019)
Introduction to Geology  3
ENVL 1111
(GEOG 1111)
Fundamentals of Geography  3
PHYS 1001
Physical Science  3
  Natural Science (choose one)  
BIOL 1101*
Introduction to Biology
BIOL 1104*
Biology and the World Around Us
CHEM 1001*
Chemistry and the World Around Us  3
ENVL 2122
(BIOL 2122)
Introduction to Ecology  4
ENVL 2115
(PHIL 2115)
Environmental Ethics
ECON 1402
Principles of Economics I  3
  Capstone (3 credits)
ENVL 5050
Senior Capstone
* satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirements.

Environmental Education Track (15 credits)
For students interested in enhancing public awareness of environmental issues through schools, non-profit organizations and community-based organizations.

  • One additional physical science course and one additional natural science course from the list of required courses;
  • ENVL 4511 Practicum in Environmental Studies (waived • for students who complete student teaching EDST 4001 Senior Clinical Practice Seminar);
  • EDST 4001 Senior Clinical Practice Seminar; and
  • Two ENVL electives from the list below.

Environmental Policy Track (15 credits)

For Students interested in developing skills for work in the public sector: local, regional, national and international levels.

POLS 1111
Introduction to Public Policy
ENVL 2910
Research Methods for Social Sciences
ENVL 3014
Ecology and Politics
  Two ENVL electives from the list below

Supply Chain Management Track (15 credits)

BQUA 2812
Quantitative Methods for Business (prerequisite MATH 1203)
BITM 3740
(or BMGT 4560)
IT Project Management
BITM 3741
(or BMGT 3641/BMKT 4627)
Supply Chain Management
  One ENVL elective
Select on of the following:
BITM 3744
Business Intelligence  
BITM 3727
Advanced Business Software Tools  
BITM 3724
Business Information Modeling
BMKT 4635
Retail Marketing
BMKT 4629
Sales and Personal Selling  
BMGT 4562
BMGT 4640
  Elective Courses
BIOL 1110
Introduction to Marine Biology
COMM 1421
Writing for the Media
DIPL 3201
Sustainable Development  
ECON 3410
Environmental Economics  
ENGL 3426
Literature and Nature  
ENGL 3514
Scientific and Technical Writing
ENVL 2311/
ANTH 2321
Population, Ecology & the Environment
ENGL 2321/
HIST 2321
Environmental History of the US
ENVL 2910

Research Methods for Social Sciences  
ENVL 3014/
POLS 3014
Ecology and Politics
ENVL 3055-3099
Selected Topics in Environmental Studies
ENVL 3150
Geographic Information Systems
ENVL 3200/
CORE 3200
Sustainability in the Marine Environment
ENVL 3592/
CORE 3592/
PHIL 3592
Humans and the Natural World: Ideas that Matter
ENVL 3593
Permaculture Design
ENVL 3594
Permaculture Design (1 creditm corequisite for ENVL 3593)
ENVL 4111
4112, 4113
Reading and Writing Tutorial in Environment Studies (1-3 credits)

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