Environmental Studies

Environmental Policy Major

 - Revised ES major! (effective August 2018) -

See requirements for other Environmental Studies Majors:
 General Major     Ecology     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 (7 total)

  1. ENST 100 - Environment and Society
  2. ENST/BIOL 120 - Ecology and Environmental Problems
  3. ENST 230 (formerly 110) - Earth Systems Science
  4. ENST/PSCI 260 - American Environmental Politics
  5. PSCI 341* Congress and the Legislative Process or SOC 367 Environmental Sociology
  6. Research methods requirement - one of the following:
  7. Ethics requirement: either PHIL 301 (formerly 302) Ethics and the Environment or ENST/PSCI 365 - Ethical Dilemmas in Environmental Politics
  8. ENST 480* - Senior Seminar: Creating a Sustainable Society

    Elective Courses (3 total)

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

No more than one internship (ENST 397) may count toward the major.


Environmental Policy (approved elective courses - 2 required)

Only one of these electives may be ENST 250, 397, 450 or 451.
** This course may count as an additional environmental policy elective only if not taken to fill one of the required courses for the concentration.
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Natural Science (approved elective courses - 1 required)