About the Program

Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Unit (ESIU)

Science and Math Complex 135
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The Environmental Science and Society certificate will enhance the preparation of students for careers in the environmental field. Students will learn to use problem-oriented, interdisciplinary approaches to recognize, comprehend and resolve complex environmental issues. Coursework will address the ethical, social, and historical context for environmental issues and the associations between human and natural systems.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (12-13 credit hours) 12-13
GEG 101 WORLD NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
or GES 123 ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
BIO 104 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
or BIO 213 INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR
PHI 113 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
ENS 300 ENVIRONMENTAL CASE STUDIES

Electives (6-7 credit hours) 6-7
Environmental Science
Select one from the following:
BIO 315 ECOLOGY (4)
CHE 315 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY
GEG 307 CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
GEG 478 GLOBAL CHANGE
GES 350 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY
GES 460 ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD METHODS

Environment and Society
Select one from the following:
ANT 307 URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY
ANT 335 ETHNOPRIMATOLOGY
ANT 367 CULTURE AND ECOLOGY
ECO 312 URBAN ECONOMICS
ECO 355 THE ECONOMICS OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ENG 247 NATURE WRITING
HIS 330 U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
HIS 413 LATIN AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
PSC 305 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
PSC 306 POLITICS OF ENERGY
PSY 370 ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I
SOC 353 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

Total Credit Hours 18-20