Environmental Studies

General Major

 - Revised ES major! (effective August 2018) -

See requirements for other Environmental Studies Majors:
 Ecology      Environmental Policy      International Environmental Sustainability


Requirements (click here for downloadable checklist)

Students must take a minimum of 11 courses, at least four of which are at the 300-level or above including the following (*check prerequisites).

Required Core Courses (6 total)

  1. ENST 100 - Environment and Society
  2. ENST/BIOL 120 - Ecology and Environmental Problems
  3. ENST 230 (formerly 110) - Earth Systems Science
  4. Research methods requirement - one of the following:
  5. Ethics requirement: either PHIL 301 (formerly 302) - Ethics and the Environment or ENST/PSCI 365 - Ethical Dilemmas in Environmental Politics
  6. ENST 480* - Senior Seminar: Creating a Sustainable Society (prerequisites: see course description)

    Elective Courses (5 total) 

  7. Two elective Natural Science courses from the approved list (see below).
  8. Three elective Humanities and Social Science courses from the approved list (see below).

No more than one internship (ENST 397) and one directed reading (ENST 250) may count toward the major.


Natural Science (approved elective courses - 2 required)

Humanities and Social Science (approved elective courses - 3 required)