The ES Major provides students with the breadth of understanding and skills necessary for resolving environmental questions and creating a sustainable future on scales ranging from local to global.
If you are interested in Environmental Studies, please take ENVST-UA 100 and ENVST-UA 101 as early as possible, to get a sense of the major and an introduction to the field of environmental studies. ENVST-UA 100 is offered every fall and summer; ENVST-UA 101 is offered every spring and summer. You can take certain electives before taking ENVST-UA 100 and 101.
In addition to ENVST-UA 100 and ENVST-UA 101, students must take Governance and Methods of Inquiry classes, the Capstone, and 5 electives. The capstone (ENVST-UA 900) is an integrative, problem based, project-oriented courses for senior Environmental Studies students. They require self-initiated, collaborative, interdisciplinary and integrative student work. The capstone entails students working for a client (actual or hypothetical), and using an applied approach to learning. Students work collaboratively on a current environmental problem, including characterizing the problem, analyzing possible solutions, implementing some solutions, and publicly presenting the results. A complete list of requirements and electives is listed here.
Environmental Studies and Arts and Science approved new major requirements in April 2016. Current matriculated students can select to pursue the previous or new requirements. All students entering Fall 2016 and beyond must pursue the new major requirements.
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In order to declare an ES Major or Minor, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
||ES Minors (CAS)
Area of interest:
Capstone Semester (Senior Yr):
Honors Semester, (Senior Yr):
Study Abroad Semester and Site:
ES Course(s) Taken:
Non-CAS students must