Environmental Studies B.A.
Students who are pursuing the B.A. in Environmental Studies are required to take at least 84 credits of coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences.
At least 31 credits in major courses, including:
|Course offerings for Environmental Studies vary frequently and often include Special Topics, Topics In, and Honors College courses. Before registration each semester, a list of eligible courses is posted as a See Also list in the Schedule of Courses (Classic Version). Many of those courses will not show up immediately in students’ degree audits. The courses listed in this table are always eligible and should automatically be applied in degree audits.|
|ENVS 1500||Intro to Environmental Studies||4|
|ADDITIONAL INTRODUCTORY COURSE. 1 course/3-4 credits chosen from eligible courses in either Category A or Category B. Consult with your advisor on your selection.||3-4|
CATEGORY A: Environment-Focused Courses. The list of eligible courses regularly includes:
ANTH 1100, BIOL 1205, CDAE 1020, CDAE 1040, CDAE 1060, DNCE 1550, ECON 1280, ENGL 1205, ENGL 1702, ENSC 1490, ENVS 1010, ENVS 1020, ENVS 1510, ENVS 1990, FOR 1010, FOR 1210, GEOG 1200, GEOG 1760, GEOG 1780, GEOL 1020, GEOL 1400, HST 1370, NR 1610, NFS 1073, PBIO 1060, PHIL 1635, PHIL 1630, PRT 1100, PSS 1210, PSS 1370, REL 1700, WFB 1740
CATEGORY B: Prerequisite Courses. These courses serve as prerequisites for intermediate and advanced courses in the major. The list of eligible courses regularly includes:
|ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES. 1 additional course/3 credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:||3|
|ENVIRONMENTAL NATURAL SCIENCES. 1 additional course/3 credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:||3|
ASCI 2700, ASCI 2600, BCOR 2100, BIOL 2105, CHEM 2990, CEE 2120, ENSC 2490, FOR 2110, FOR 2120, GEOG 2230, GEOG 2250, GEOG 2235, GEOL 3410, GEOL 3515, GEOL 2405, NR 2020, NR 2030, NR 2880, PSS 2120, PSS 2170, PSS 2560, PSS 2370, PSS 2540, PSS 2610, PSS 2620, PBIO 2090, PBIO 2170, PBIO 2330, PBIO 2770, WFB 2300, WFB 2410, WFB 2740
|ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL SCIENCES. 1 additional course/3 credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:||3|
|3 additional credits from the following:||3|
|Environmental Field Studies|
|Birding to Change the World|
|VT Legislative Research Srvc|
|Landscape Design Studio|
|Ecological Landscape Design|
Independent Study: ENVS 3993
Undergraduate Research: ENVS 3995
Teaching Assistantship: ENVS 4994
Honors: ENVS 4996
An ENVS advisor-approved environment-related study abroad course, internship, service learning course, or other field-based course
|Students should meet with an academic advisor during their second year to map a plan of study for completing their Advanced Electives.|
|ADVANCED LEVEL. 6 credits.||6|
Up to 3 additional credits of ENVS 4996
|OPEN LEVEL. 6 additional credits at any level chosen from eligible courses and experiences, which regularly include everything listed in this table except ENVS 4996.||6|
Introductory and intermediate courses for various subject areas may be necessary to reach some of the courses that can be applied to the major.
In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two CAS majors.
For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation.
At least half of the credits used to complete major requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.