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Advisers Cardel├║s, Frey, Fuller, Ingram, McCay, McHugh, Watkins
This major is affiliated with the Environmental Studies Program (ENST) and is designed for students interested in biology and the environment.
Environmental biology provides the student with a focus on biological systems and how organisms interact with the abiotic and biotic components of the environment. It also provides a breadth of exposure to environmental studies beyond the field of biology. The courses below╠řare required for the major.
For students graduating in the Class of 2025 and earlier, please refer to prior University Catalog requirements.
Environmental Studies Courses (Six)
- ENST 202/PHIL 202╠ř-╠řEnvironmental Ethics ╠ř
- ENST 450╠ř-╠řCommunity-based Study of Environmental Issues and ENST 450L
Both of the following methods courses:
One of the following courses on environmental justice:
One of the following courses on environmental economics or policy:
- ECON 228╠ř-╠řEnvironmental Economics
ENST 250╠ř-╠řEnvironmental Policy Analysis
ENST/POSC 335╠ř-╠řU.S. Environmental Politics
Biology Courses (Six)
Additional Biology Courses
One of the following courses in research:
- Biology course numbered BIOL 470 or higher
- ENST 491╠ř-╠řIndependent Study (with permission of the program director)
Other Required Courses (one or two)
Students should choose one of the following three options:
- CHEM 101╠ř-╠řGeneral Chemistry I and CHEM 101L╠ř
- CHEM 102╠ř-╠řGeneral Chemistry II and CHEM 102L╠ř or
- CHEM 101╠ř-╠řGeneral Chemistry I ╠řand CHEM 101L╠ř
GEOL 253╠ř-╠řEnvironmental Geochemistry and Analysis
and GEOL 253L╠ř
- CHEM 111╠ř-╠řChemical Principles and CHEM 111L╠ř
Honors and High Honors
Environmental Biology students interested in pursuing honors follow the same process outlined for honors in Biology; see the catalog listing for the Biology major and consult your academic advisor for more details.
Graduate Study or a Career in the General Area of Environmental Biology
Students who wish to pursue graduate study or a career in the general area of environmental biology should consider taking CHEM 263/CHEM 263L, CHEM 264/CHEM 264L╠řand PHYS 111/PHYS 111L, PHYS 112/PHYS 112L.
Environmental Studies Program
For more information about the department, including Faculty,╠řtransfer credit, awards, etc.,╠řplease visit the╠řEnvironmental Studies program╠řcatalog╠řpage.