General Major

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 Ecology      Environmental Policy      International Environmental Sustainability


Students must take a minimum of 11 courses, at least four of which are at the 300-level or above including the following:

Required Core Courses (5 total)

  1. ENST 100 - Environment and Society
  2. ENST 230 (formerly 110) - Earth Systems Science
  3. ENST/BIOL 120 - Ecology and Environmental Problems
  4. ENST/PSCI 365 - Ethical Dilemmas in Environmental Politics or PHIL 302 - Ethics and the Environment
  5. ENST 480 - Senior Seminar: Creating a Sustainable Society   (prerequisites: see course description)

    Elective Courses (6 total) 

  6. Two elective Natural Science courses from the approved list (see below).
  7. Two elective Human Culture courses from the approved list (see below)
  8. Two elective Social Institutions courses from the approved list (see below)

    At least two of the six elected courses must be 300-level or above. And no course may be used to count for more than one category. In addition, no more than one internship (ENST 397) and one directed reading (ENST 250) may count toward the major, and an internship and a directed reading may not both be used to satisfy the two-course requirement for any one category.

    Students are also expected to take one of the following introductory methods or statistics courses: ENST 200, BIOL 209*, ECON 227*, PSYCH 227, SOC 227, SOC 327 OR PSCI 392 (*check prerequisites)

Natural Science (approved elective courses - 2 required)

Human Culture (approved elective courses - 2 required)

Social Institutions (approved elective courses - 2 required)