Requirements: Environmental Studies Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
CCI 1
Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2
 
CCI 3
 
CCI 4
 
CCX
Experiential Learning
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
Writing & Criticism
EN1010
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above)
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 45 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
None
CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
4 Credits From Range [SC1020CCS To SC1090GE130] AND (MA1005CCM OR MA1020CCM OR MA1025CCM OR MA1030CCM OR MA1005GE120 OR MA1020GE120 OR MA1030GE120)

or
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

or

PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
None

or

None
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
None
INTERNAT'L POLITICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
None
PORTFOLIO – 1 credit
College Level=Junior OR College Level=Senior AND Major=Environmental Studies
 
or
 
xx4095 
 
or
 
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICUM
 
or
 
Senior Project in appropriate field (e.g., EC, LW, PL, PO, SC)
 
or
 
CAPSTONE INTERNSHIP
College Level=Junior
 
or
 
College Level=Senior
 
or
 
College Level=Junior OR College Level=Senior

 

Select five courses from the following list, creating a coherent pathway, which must be approved by the student’s advisor
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
None
WORLD HISTORY FROM 1500
None
JOURNALISM: WRITING & REPORTING
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
APPLIED STATISTICS I
MA0900 OR MA1005 OR MA1005CCM OR MA1005GE120 OR ELECMA-25 OR ELECMA-20 OR ELECMA-30 OR (MA1025CCM OR MA1025GE120) OR MA1030 OR MA1030CCM OR MA1030GE120 OR MA1091 OR MA1091CCM OR MA1091GE120
INTRO TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I
None
INTRODUCTION TO BIODIVERSITY
None
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
None
CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST THEORY
None
DIGITAL JOURNALISM
None
INTRO TO POLIT'L GEOGRAPHY & GEOPOLITICS
None
INTRO TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING II
CS1040GE110 OR CS1040 OR CS1040CCD
POLITICAL ANALYSIS
None
CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
None
BUSINESS ETHICS AND CSR
BA1020 AND (BA2020CCI OR BA2020GE110) AND College Level=Junior
POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
WATERS OF THE GLOBE
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
EC3043 ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (EC2010 OR EC2010GE110) AND (EC2020 OR EC2020GE110)
CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
College Level=Junior AND BA2040
MEDIA LAW, POLICY, & ETHICS
(CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)) OR (CM1023 AND Major=Journalism)
LITERATURE & THE POLITICAL IMAGINATION
None
MODERN CRITICAL THEORY
None
ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY
None
BA3087 SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT BA2020CCI AND College Level=Junior
CREATIVE NONFICTION: CRAFTING PERSONAL NARRATIVES
None
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
College Level=Junior AND BA2001
GLOBAL ADVOCACY
(Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR) AND EN2020 OR EN2020CCE
xxX091
Any “Topics” course in another field that is relevant (subject to approval by the Computers Science/Math/Science chair)
MAxxxx

Any course coded MA above MA1020
SCxxxx

Any course coded SC

 

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

HONORS

Students earning a GPA of 3.5 or above in the seven required courses including a Senior Project will graduate with honors.