B.S. in Environmental Studies

The B.S. degree in Environmental Studies supports the education objectives of students whose primary interests lie in the areas of environmental planning, policy development, and sustainable resource management. This degree blends foundational studies in environmental science, economics, ethics and political science with advanced study in the social sciences to develop the skills necessary to address societal needs and concerns involving the environment.

Environmental Studies Degree Requirements & Courses

B.S. in Environmental and Ecological Science

The B.S. degree in Environmental and Ecological Science includes advanced study of ecological processes for those students who are specifically interested in environmental science careers in ecosystem management, wildlife ecology, conservation biology and environmental monitoring.

Environmental and Ecological Science Degree Requirements & Courses

A.B. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

The A.B. degree provides a foundation in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, and advanced study in one of three applied focus areas (responsible design and building arts, sustainable food production, or human ecology) to support students interested in green design, corporate sustainability, environmental communications, journalism and environmental art. The overlap between the elective courses in the A.B. degree and the traditional Arts and Sciences disciplines facilitates the pursuit of a second major.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Degree Requirements & Courses


Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor

The minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies was developed for students with a major in another field of study who have an interest in developing their understanding of sustainability and the environment.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor Requirements & Courses

Geographic Information Systems Minor

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor is designed to prepare students with the basic training necessary to enter the rapidly expanding field of geographic information science. This minor includes courses from the computing sciences, communications, economics, environmental studies, history and geography, marketing and entrepreneurship, political science and policy studies, sport and event management, and statistics departments.

Geographic Information Systems Minor Requirements & Courses

Other popular and affiliated minors pursued by ENS majors the Sustainable Enterprise Minor (contact Dr. Ryan Kirk or Dr. Scott Hayward), Environmental Education Minor (contact Dr. Scott Morrison), and Adventure-Based Learning Minor (contact Dr. Carol Smith).