Academic Program

All Environmental Studies majors must take the following core courses:

  • ENVR 204 (Environment and Society)
  • ENVR 205 (Lives in Place)
  • ENVR 417 (Community-Engaged Research in Environmental Studies).
  • ENVR 457/458 (Senior Thesis) or ENVR 450 (Environmental Writing in the Public Sphere).

Majors must also complete a 200-hour internship.

Beyond these common, core courses, students choose from one of four focused concentrations, listed below; these are intended to give you a depth of disciplinary perspective along with the skills to embark on both disciplinary and interdisciplinary work.

Details on requirements for each of the concentrations are linked below.  Please be aware that the ES committee has redesigned the concentrations to simplify the major, while still offering a broad array of options that correspond to the diversity of ways in which we can approach environmental challenges.  Students in classes 2019 and beyond must choose one of the four options below.

For students in the class of 2019 and beyond:

Ecology and Earth Systems

Ecology and Economics of the Environment

Environment and Human Culture

Global Environmental Politics

For students in the class of 2018:

You may opt for either the “new” ES major (above) or the preceding one, which is linked below.

For students in the class of 2017:

The previous major with concentration details is linked here:

Academic Program-for the class of 2017 and an option for 2018.