Environmental Studies, BA

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Environmental Studies Major Requirements

Introduction to College
ENVR 1000Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern1
Science Courses
Required Science Courses
ENVR 1101Environmental Science4
ENVR 1110Global Climate Change4
Complete one of the following:5
General Chemistry for Health Sciences
and Lab for CHEM 1101
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
Foundations of Biology
and Lab for BIOL 1107
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
Physics for Life Sciences 1
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
and Recitation for PHYS 1161
Physics 1 for Bioscience and Bioengineering
and Lab for PHYS 1171
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1171
Ethics Course
PHIL 1180Environmental Ethics4
or PHIL 1185 The Ethics of Food
Economics Course
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
Sociology Course
SOCL 1246Environment and Society4
Law and Political Science Courses
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
American Government
and Recitation for POLS 1150
4
POLS 2395Environmental Politics and Policy4
or LPSC 2301 Introduction to Law, Policy, and Society
Environmental Impact Courses
ENVR 1112Environmental Geology4
or ENVR 1200 Dynamic Earth
ENVR 2900Special Topics in Environmental Studies4
or EEMB 3460 Conservation Biology
ENVR 4515Sustainable Development4
ENVR 5210Environmental Planning4
or ENVR 5250 Geology and Land-Use Planning
Statistics Course
Complete one of the following:4
Statistics
Statistics and Software
Quantitative Techniques
Statistical Analysis in Sociology
Senior Thesis
ENVS 4997Senior Thesis1-4
or ENVR 4900 Earth and Environmental Science Capstone

Environmental Studies Cluster

Complete one of the following clusters:

International Cluster
Select six of the following:24
International Food Economics and Policy
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Global Environmental History
Topics in Historical Geography
Global Population and Development
Cities in a Global Context
Environmental Philosophy
Growth and Decline of Cities and Suburbs
Environmental Politics and Policy
Environment, Technology, and Society
Political Ecology and Environmental Justice
Dialogue of Civilizations restricted courses
Resource Recovery and Waste Treatment Technologies Abroad
Climate Adaptation and Policy Abroad
Environmental Science Field Seminar Abroad
Marine Cluster
Select six of the following:17-25
Fish Biology and Ecology
Fisheries Biology, Policy, and Conservation
Invertebrate Zoology
and Lab for EEMB 2616
Conservation Biology
Ecological Dynamics
and Lab for EEMB 5130
Global Oceanic Change
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Coastal Processes
Wetlands
Ancient Marine Life
and Lab for ENVR 5242
Sedimentation
Marine Geology
Marine Studies Consortium Courses (unrestricted)
Marine Mammals
Maritime History of New England
Water Resources Policy and Management
Coastal Zone Management
Biology of Whales
SEA Semester restricted courses
Oceans in the Global Carbon Cycle
Ocean Science and Public Policy
Maritime History and Culture: The Caribbean
Marine Environmental History: The Caribbean
Oceanography
Nautical Science
Maritime Studies
Oceanographic Field Methods
Advanced Oceanographic Field Methods
Three Seas restricted courses
Biology of Corals
Biology and Ecology of Fishes
Marine Birds and Mammals
and Lab for EEMB 5508
Tropical Terrestrial Ecology
Oceanography
and Lab for EEMB 5516
Ocean and Coastal Processes
Coral Reef Ecology
Experimental Design Marine Ecology
and Lab for EEMB 5522
Marine Conservation Biology
Physiological and Molecular Marine Ecology
Marine Invertebrate Zoology and Botany
and Lab for EEMB 5534
Ocean and Coastal Sustainability
Diving Research Methods
Policy Cluster
Select six of the following:23-24
Environmental Protection and Management
Environmental Economics
Energy Economics
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Environmental History of North America
Topics in Historical Geography
Ecological Economics
Food Systems and Public Policy
Political Ecology and Environmental Justice
Sustainability Cluster
Select six of the following:23-24
Environmental Engineering 1
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Wetlands
Environmental History of North America
Global Environmental History
Topics in Historical Geography
Population in History
Global Population and Development
Landscape Ecology
Marine Studies Consortium Courses (unrestricted)
Water Resources Policy and Management
Urban Cluster
Select six of the following:23-24
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Poverty and Income
Urban Economic Issues
Economics of Transportation
Environmental Economics
Environmental History of North America
Topics in Historical Geography
Cities in a Global Context
Landscape Ecology
Urban Policies and Politics
Environmental Philosophy
Growth and Decline of Cities and Suburbs
Urban Social Problems
Environment, Technology, and Society
Political Ecology and Environmental Justice
Water Cluster
Select six of the following:24-25
Environmental Engineering 1
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Applied Hydrogeology
and Lab for ENVR 4500
Wetlands
The Ocean World
Environmental History of North America
Marine Studies Consortium Courses (unrestricted)
Water Resources Policy and Management
Coastal Zone Management
Interdisciplinary Cluster
Create a plan of six courses under the guidance of the program director.23-27

Environmental Studies Major Credit Requirement

Complete 73 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 10001ECON 11164Elective4Elective4
ENVR 11014ENGW 11114Elective4Elective4
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
4ENVR 1112 or 12004  
SOCL 12464PHIL 1180 or 11854  
Foreign language course4   
 17 16 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
EESC 20001Co-op0Co-op0Cluster course4
ENVR 11104  Elective4
ENVR 2900 or EEMB 34604   
Foreign language course4   
Science course5   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 5210 or 52504Co-op0Co-op0Cluster course4
POLS 2395 or LPSC 23014  Elective4
Cluster course4   
Foreign language course4   
Statistics course4   
 20 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
ENGW 3303, 3307, or 33154ENVS 4997 or ENVR 49001-4  
ENVR 45154Cluster course4  
Cluster course4Elective4  
Cluster course4Elective4  
 16 13-16  
Total Hours: 132-135

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 10001ECON 11164Elective4Elective4
ENVR 11014ENGW 11114Elective4Elective4
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
4ENVR 1112 or 12004  
SOCL 12464PHIL 1180 or 11854  
Foriegn language course4   
 17 16 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 2900 or EEMB 34604EESC 20001Cluster course4Co-op0
POLS 2395 or LPSC 23014ENVR 11104Elective4 
Cluster course4ENVR 45154  
Foreign language course4Cluster course4  
Statistics course4Science course5  
 20 18 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENGW 3303, 3307, or 33154Cluster course4Co-op0
 ENVR 52104Elective4 
 Cluster course4  
 Foreign language course4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0ENVS 4997 or ENVR 49001-4  
 Cluster course4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 13-16  
Total Hours: 132-135

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 10001ECON 11164Vacation0Vacation0
ENVR 11014ENGW 11114  
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
4ENVR 1112 or 12004  
SOCL 12464PHIL 1180 or 11854  
Foreign language course4   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
EESC 20001Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
ENVR 11104  Elective4
ENVR 2900 or EEMB 34604   
Foreign language course4   
Science course5   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 45154Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
POLS 2395 or LPSC 23014  Elective4
Cluster course4   
Foreign language course4   
Statistics course4   
 20 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 5210 or 52504Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
Cluster course4   
Cluster course4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
ENGW 3303, 3307, or 33154ENVS 4997 or ENVR 49001-4  
Cluster course4Cluster course4  
Cluster course4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 13-16  
Total Hours: 132-135

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 10001ECON 11164Vacation0Vacation0
ENVR 11014ENGW 11114  
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
4ENVR 1112 or 12004  
SOCL 12464PHIL 1180 or 11854  
Foreign language course4   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 2900 or EEMB 34604EESC 20001Vacation0Co-op0
POLS 2395 or LPSC 23014ENVR 11104  
Elective4ENVR 45154  
Foreign language course4Cluster course4  
Statistics course4Science course5  
 20 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENVR 5210 or 52504Elective4Co-op0
 Cluster course4Elective4 
 Cluster course4  
 Foreign language course4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENGW 3303, 3307, or 33154Elective4Co-op0
 Cluster course4Elective4 
 Cluster course4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0ENVS 4997 or ENVR 49001-4  
 Cluster course4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 13-16  
Total Hours: 132-135