Coordinator: Linda Schweitzer (Chemistry)
The concentration in environmental studies introduces students to the newer interdisciplinary perspectives needed to address today’s environmental problems. Short- and long-range implications of human activities are analyzed, with emphasis on the technical and scientific issues.
Requirements for the concentration are a minimum of 28 credits in a planned and approved program of advanced courses, built on introductory work in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Typically the 28 credits would include ENV 308 , plus 16 credits of work at the 300 level or above selected from at least three rubrics. Advanced courses in many departments may be suitable for the concentration. In addition to ENV courses, these include, but are not limited to, AN 410 ; BIO 301 , BIO 303 , BIO 311 , BIO 373 ; CHM 410 , CHM 412 , CHM 413 ; PS 350 , PS 353 and PS 354 . At least 16 credits must be in non-duplicative course work with another major. A Concentration/Minor Authorization Form with an approved set of courses must be filed at least two semesters prior to graduation. Consult the program coordinator for details about course sequences and scheduling. See Course Descriptions for ENV course offerings.