International Environmental Sustainability Major

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See requirements for other Environmental Studies Majors:
 General Major      Ecology      Environmental Policy


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 (8 total)

  1. ENST 100 - Environment and Society
  2. ENST 230 (formerly 110) - Earth Systems Science
  3. ENST/BIOL 120 - Ecology and Environmental Problems
  4. PSCI 326 - Globalization and Development 
  5. ENST/PSCI 360 - Comparative Environmental Politics or ENST/PSCI 361 - Globalization and the Environment or ENST/PSCI 362 Global Sustainability and Asian Development or ENST/PSCI 363 Global Responses to Climate Change
  6. ANTH/ENST 274 - Peoples and Cultures of East Africa or ANTH/ENST 288 - Consuming Passions: The Anthropology of Food
  7. ENST/PSCI 365 - Ethical Dilemmas in Environmental Politics or PHIL 302 Ethics and the Environment
  8. ENST 480 - Senior Seminar: Creating a Sustainable Society (prerequisites: see course description)

    Elective Courses (3 total)

  9. Two elective International Environmental Sustainability courses from the approved list (see below).
  10. One elective Natural Science course from the approved list (below).

    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)

        Students concentrating in this area are especially encouraged to study abroad.

International Environmental Sustainability (approved elective courses - 2 required)

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Natural Science (approved elective courses - 1 required)