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BA Degree Option 3: Environment, Society & Sustainability

(40 hours)

Environmental Studies

Advisors: Gregory Simon & Deborah Thomas

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, Introduction to GIS

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 in the World Environment
GEOG 3302, Water Resources
GEOG 3401, Geography of Food and Agriculture
GEOG 3440, Eco-Tourism
GEOG 3501, Geography of Health
GEOG 4335, Contemporary Environmental Issues
GEOG 4350, Environment and Society in the American Past
GEOG 4420, The Politics of Nature
GEOG 4450, Urban Food and Agriculture: Perspectives and Research
GEOG 4680, Urban Sustainability: Perspectives and Practice
GEOG 4720, Climate Change: Causes, Impacts and Solutions

B. Environmental Policy and Planning (six hours), any TWO from the following:
GEOG 4230, Hazard Mitigation and Vulnerability Assessment
GEOG 4260, Energy and Natural Resource Planning
GEOG 4265, Sustainability in Resources Management
GEOG 4440, Science, Policy and the Environment
GEOG 4710, Disasters, Climate Change, and Health
PUAD 5631, Seminar in Environmental Politics and Policy
PUAD 5633, Seminar in Natural Resource and Environmental Health Law

C. Techniques for Environmental Analysis Courses (three hours), any ONE from the following:
GEOG 4060, Remote Sensing I: Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing
GEOG 4070, Remote Sensing II: Advanced Remote Sensing
GEOG 4081, Cartography and Computer Mapping
GEOG 4085, GIS Applications for the Urban Environment
GEOG 4090, Environmental Modeling with GIS
GEOG 4091, Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications​
GEOG 4092: GIS Programming and Automation​​
GEOG 4095, 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, Travel Study

 NOTE: Only 3 credits of Travel Study may be counted toward graduation requirements