The Environmental Studies concentration acquaints students with the knowledge to understand and solve environmental problems: the operations of the physical, biological, and chemical systems of our planet; the human impact on them; the cultural bases of our interactions with nature; and the way in which political and social change impinges on our environment.

Students pursue this concentration by completing the 21 credit hours selected from the following courses: AR 290/ 297; BL 103/103L, 109/109L, 111/111L, 155-160, 206/206L, 215/215L, 222, 224/224L, 240, 255, 331, 370, 410, 420, 424, 435/435L, 444/444L, 447/447L, 479; CH 103/103L, 105/105L, 141-144, 221-224; EC 315; PH 115/115L; PL 314, 315, 375; PO 204, 312, 361, 363, 464; SC 273, 290, 360, 380, 390. Occasional special topic courses may count toward the concentration with the coordinator’s approval.

Students majoring in the natural sciences are required to take three courses in the social sciences or humanities in at least two different disciplines. Students majoring in the social sciences or humanities are required to take three courses in the natural sciences in at least two different disciplines. Independent studies and internship opportunities may be arranged with the coordinator of the concentration.

Coordinator: Dr. Wendy Wiedenhoft, Department of Sociology and Criminology.