Environmental Studies and History, BA

Through this combined major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of the scientific, cultural, and political aspects of the world’s environmental problems through historical perspectives and backgrounds.

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.

BA Language Requirements

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

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Environmental Studies Requirements

Science Requirements
ENVR 1101Environmental Science4
ENVR 1202
and ENVR 1203
History of Earth and Life
and Interpreting Earth History
ENVR 14454
Humanities Requirement
PHIL 1180Environmental Ethics4
Social Science Requirements
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
American Government
and Recitation for POLS 1150
SOCL 1246Environment and Society4
Environmental Studies Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Environmental Economics
PHIL 3480
Environmental Politics and Policy

History Requirements

History Requirements
HIST 1130Introduction to the History of the United States4
HIST 1170Europe: Empires, Revolutions, Wars, and Their Aftermath4
HIST 1201First-Year Seminar4
HIST 23424
History Seminar
HIST 2301
and HIST 2302
The History Seminar
and Historical Writing
History/Geographic-Area Electives
Complete two of the following:8
East Asian Studies
African History
Introduction to Middle Eastern History
History-Area Electives
Complete four HIST courses, approved by a faculty advisor, focused on an idea or geographic area. These courses must be numbered 2000 or higher.16

Integrative Courses

Required Integrative Course
ENVR 3300
and ENVR 3301
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Integrated Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Environmental Planning
Geology and Land-Use Planning

Experiential Learning and Capstone

Experiential Learning
Complete an approved activity from either department, combined with reflection in capstone.
Capstone Course
Complete one of the following:1-4
Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
Earth and Environmental Science Capstone
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Capstone Seminar

Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 91 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 11114ENVR 1202
and ENVR 1203
ENVR 10001HIST 11704  
ENVR 11014HIST 12014  
HIST 1130
and HIST 1131
4PHIL 11804  
SOCL 12464   
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 11164EESC 20001Vacation0Co-op0
HIST 23424ENVR 14454  
Foreign language course4Elective4  
History elective4Foreign language course4  
History elective4HIST geographic elective4  
 20 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENVR 3300
and ENVR 3301
 POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
 Foreign language course4  
 ENVR undergraduate elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENGW 3308 or 33154Elective4Co-op0
 HIST 2301
and HIST 2302
 History elective4  
 History elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 5
Co-op0Capstone course1-4  
 ENVR undergraduate elective4  
 HIST geographic elective4  
 Integrative major requirement4  
 0 13-16  
Total Hours: 134-137