Environmental Studies Major, BA

(NYC, PLV)

University Core – (44-55)

Includes ENV 222 Principles of Environmental Science (3 credits). Recommended courses are PHI 110 and PHI 115.

Note: Students choosing a concentration in environmental biology also are required to take three science courses (BIO 101 and 102, General Biology I & II - 8 credits and BIO 205, Concept of Environmental Science - 3 credits) for University Core credit and/or Open Elective credit.

Undergraduate Major Courses – (43-48)

Required Major Courses: (36 credits)

ENV 111Environmental Studies: Economical, Ethical and Political Perspectives

3 credits

ENV 112Environmental Studies - Basic Issues

3 credits

ENV 211Environmental Assessment

3 credits

ENV 221Environmental Science: The Web of Life

3 credits

ENV 222Environmental Chemistry: Principles, Problems and Solutions

3 credits

ENV 380Junior Year Research Seminar

3 credits

ENV 498Mentoring Seminar

3 credits

ENV 499Senior Year Experience in Environmental Issues

3 credits

PHI 223Environmental Ethics

3 credits

POL 301Community Politics and Environment

3 credits

SCI 145Environmental Geology

3 credits

ECO 310Environmental Economics

3 credits

Required Major Elective Courses: (12 credits)

TWELVE credits of elective courses. Students choose from the following list but should check with program director for possible updates. However, students with a concentration in environmental biology take 7-8 credits of major electives from the Science Elective Group below.

ENV 105Social Responsibility and the World of Nature

3 credits

ENV 110Nature and Culture: A Study in Connections

3 credits

ENV 130The Naturalists

3 credits

ENV 140Act Locally: Environmental Issuesand you

3 credits

ENV 205Globalization, Trade and the Environment

3 credits

ENV 215Foundations of Environmental Law for Non-Lawyers

3 credits

ENV 220Charles Darwin on Ecology

3 credits

ENV 226Environmental Anthropology

3 credits

ENV 230Natural Beauty: An Introduction to Environmental Aesthetic

3 credits

ENV 311Introduction to Environmental Law: History & Development of Environmental Regulations

ENV 296FTopic: An Environmental Study of the Greater New York City Region

3 credits

ENV 296GHuman Ecology

3 credits

ENV 296NTopic: Darwin's Dangerous Idea: The Nature of Science and the Theory of Evolution

3 credits

BIO 210Ecology

4 credits

BIO 281Botany

4 credits

PHI 290Philosophical Perspectives on Technology

3 credits

RES 296World Religions and the Natural World

3 credits

SCI 130Elements of Environmental Science

3 credits

SCI 226Geographical Information Systems

3 credits

INT 195The Hudson River and the American Tide

3 credits

INT 298GSacred Knowledge: Finding Common Ground Between Native American Traditions and Western Science

6 credits

INT 396AEthical and Economic Challenges of Ecotourism

3 credits

SCIENCE Elective Group for Environmental Biology Concentration: (7-8 credits)

TWO elective courses from the following group:

BIO 215Urban Ecology

3 credits

BIO 231Genetics

4 credits

BIO 244Botany

4 credits

SCI 345Environmental Applications in Geology

4 credits

Open Electives – (30-41)

Must includes BIO 101, 102 and 205 if not taken for University Core credit.

Total Credit Hours: 128

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