Majors, Minors & Requirements


Based on their specific interests, students can major in Environmental Studies (B.A.) or Environmental Sciences (B.S.), or they can choose an Environmental Studies or Environmental Sciences minor. Majors and minors also have common experiences, beginning with an interdisciplinary team-taught core course called “Environment and Society,” as well as an Environmental Experience which takes students off-campus to put their study into action. Students in both majors also take a course in Geographic Information Systems and a Senior Seminar which helps draw together the threads of their academic experiences.

All students majoring in Environmental Studies or Environmental Sciences are required to take ENVS 150: Environment and Society. We encourage our students to take this course during their sophomore year. All majors are also required to take ENVS 486: Senior Seminar. For the complete list of required courses, see the worksheets for: Environmental Studies or Environmental Sciences.


For an easy overview of the majors, students can also print out a copy of the Environmental Studies Major Worksheet or the Environmental Sciences Major Worksheet.