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Environmental Studies, B.A.

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Admission Requirements


  • Minimum GPA:  n/a
  • Declaration of Major:  Students may declare the major at any time before graduation.


  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Degree Requirements

A Major in Environmental Studies leading to a B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 53 credit hours of required Earth Science (ESCI), Geology (GEOL), Geography (GEOG), and extra-departmental courses, and 16 hours of elective coursework.  Students are responsible for meeting the course prerequisites for all extra-departmental coursework.

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program 

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Requirement .  

Restricted Elective Courses (16 credit hours)

Sixteen credit hours of elective coursework may be selected from additional ESCI, GEOL, and GEOG courses, plus any of the following extra-departmental courses: 

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Cooperative Education Program

Students in the Geography and Earth Sciences programs may obtain practical work experience while pursuing their degrees by participating in the Cooperative Education program.  The work experience is approved by the department and is closely related to the student’s field of study.  The Cooperative Education Program allows qualified students either to alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time work experience or to combine part-time academic study and part-time work during the same semester.  Students who are in good standing with the University, have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, and have completed 30 credit hours are eligible to apply.  Transfer students are required to complete 12 credit hours at the University prior to application. Students interested in learning more about participating in this program should contact the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences or the University Career Center.

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in Environmental Studies, visit the program page .

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