Students kayaking at Glendale

 Environmental Studies Focus Courses

ENVS Majors: The ENVS focus consists of three courses chosen on an individual basis from an approved list of courses emphasizing environmental problems or issues. The ENVS focus must be approved by the interdepartmental ENVS oversight committee, therefore ENVS students must work in close consultation with their academic advisor and the ENVS advisor. Two of the three focus courses should be at the 300- level.  Students on the BS track should include two laboratory science courses.  *denotes courses that include a lab

Life Sciences

  • BIO 313     Plants and Ecosystems*
  • BIO 370     Field Biology*
  • BIO 372     Field Botany*
  • BIO 382     Ecology*
  • BIO 383     Ecotoxicology
  • BIO 385     Marine Biology
  • BIO 386     Freshwater Biology*
  • BIO 497     Case Studies in Environmental Issues 
  • ENVS 313  Sustainable Food Systems 
  • ENVS 334  Sustainable Agriculture*
  • ENVS 341  Health and the Environment          

Physical Sciences

  • ENVS 240     Quantitative Environmental Methods and Models*
  • ENVS 332     Hydrology & Water Resources*
  • ENVS 333     Environmental Geology*
  • ENVS 336     Climate Change*
  • ENVS 400     Regional Environmental Studies*
  • GEOL 201     Introduction to Geography 

Business & Politics

  • BUS 350         Business and the Environment
  • ECON 333      Environmental Economics
  • ECON 334      Economics of Property Rights
  • ECON 338      Water: Law, Economics and Policy
  • ENVS 312      US Environmental Politics and Policy
  • GOV 423        NGOs in World Politics

 Religion, Ethics & Behavior

  • PHIL 215     Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 244     Theories of Human Nature
  • REL 385      Religion, Literature and the Environment
  • SOC 225      Human Ecology
  • SOC 302      Environmental Sociology
  • SOC 311      Ecological Anthropology

Arts, Writing & Literature

  • ARTS 256     Shaping Space: Environmental Art 
  • ENVS 326     Environmental and Nature Writing
  • ENVS 327     Major Themes in Environmental Writing

History & Philosophy

  • ENVS 317    US Environmental History
  • PHIL 215     Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 223     Philosophy of Science
  • SOC 314      Prehistoric and Historic Native Americans