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Program Requirements for Environmental Studies

For a Major in Environmental Studies

For a major: 52-61 credits distributed as follows:

Common Core: 22 credits including:

Science Focus: Common Core plus:

plus 10 to 11 credits as follows: One social science or humanity elective from among:

and 7 credits minimum (at least 2 courses) of natural science electives from among:

Policy Focus: Common Core plus:

plus 10 to 11 credits as follows: 3 to 4 credits of a natural science elective from among:

and 7 credits minimum (at least 2 courses) of social science or humanities electives from among:

Humanities Focus:

Common Core plus:

plus 14 to 16 credits as follows: One social science or environmental policy elective from among:

and 11 credits minimum (at least 3 courses) of humanities electives from among:

For a Minor in Environmental Studies

20-25 credits, distributed as follows:

one field based course:

one natural science elective:

One social science/humanities elective:

One additional upper division ENVS course from the above options. The same course cannot be used for more than one category. Other courses with environmental content may count; contact the ENVS chair.

With the permission of the ENVS Studies Department chair, one-time offerings may be substituted for courses already approved. Such courses must have major aspects devoted to environmental issues and be at a comparable level. The student must provide a syllabus and may need to provide other documentation (e.g., a paper or project).

For Oregon Preliminary Teaching Licensure in Biology: a student majoring in Environmental Studies must also complete a Secondary Education major with Licensure. In order to complete the Secondary Education major with Licensure, students should begin taking education courses no later than their sophomore year. The student must be advised by faculty in both majors.

*Requires permission of ENVS Program Coordinator prior to taking the class, as the course must have a strong ENVS component. It is highly recommended ENVS students considering graduate school also take MATH 140 and 170.