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BA Degree Option 3: Environmental Studies

(40 hours)

Environmental Studies

Advisors: Deborah Thomas & Gregory Simon​

Required of all Option 3 majors (22 hours)
Lower Division
ENVS 1042, Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVS 1342, Environment, Society, and Sustainability
GEOG 1302, Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 2080, Introduction to Mapping and Map Analysis (formerly GEOG 3080)
Upper Division
GEOG 3232, Weather and Climate
GEOG 3411, Globalization and Regional Development
GEOG 4080, Geographic Information Systems

Additional Requirements: Students enrolled in Option 3 must complete six additional courses, including at least one course from each of the following subfields (18 hours):

A. Environmental Studies (nine hours), any THREE from the following:
GEOG 3300, Population and Resources
GEOG 3302, Water Resources
GEOG 4335/5335, Contemporary Environmental Issues
GEOG 4350/5350, Environment and Society in the American Past
GEOG 4420/5420, The Politics of Nature
GEOG 4680/5680, Urban Sustainability

B. Environmental Policy and Planning (six hours), any TWO from the following:
GEOG 4220,5220/URP 6651, Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 4230/5230, Hazard Mitigation and Vulnerability Assessment
GEOG 4260/5260, Natural Resource Planning and Management
GEOG 4265/5265, Sustainability in Resource Management
GEOG 4440/5440, Science, Policy and the Environment
GEOG 4710/5710, Disasters, Climate Change, and Health
PAD 5631, Seminar in Environmental Politics and Policy
PAD 5633, Seminar in Natural Resource and Environmental Health Law

C. Techniques for Environmental Analysis Courses (three hours), any ONE from the following:
GEOG 4060, Environmental Remote Sensing I
GEOG 4070, Environmental Remote Sensing II
GEOG 4081/5081, Introduction to Cartography
GEOG 4085, GIS Applications for the Urban Environment
GEOG 4090/5090, Environmental Modeling with GIS
GEOG 4095/5095, Deploying GIS Functionality on the Web
GEOG 4770, Applied Statistics for the Natural Sciences

D. Community/Professional Experience (optional but highly recommended)
GEOG 3939, Cooperative Education Internship
GEOG 4995/5995, Travel Study