Environmental Studies and Philosophy, BA

Through this combined major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of the scientific, cultural, and political aspects of the world’s environmental problems while considering the philosophical, moral, and ethical impacts that such decisions have on human-environment interactions.

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 Requirements

NotePrinciples of Microeconomics (ECON 1116) is a recommended prerequisite for Environmental Economics (ECON 3423), and American Government (POLS 1150) is a recommended prerequisite for Environmental Politics and Policy (POLS 2395).

Social Science Component
ECON 3423Environmental Economics4
HIST 2342Environmental History of North America4
POLS 2395Environmental Politics and Policy4
SOCL 1246Environment and Society4
Science Component
Global Climate Change
ENVR 1110Global Climate Change4
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Complete one of the following:4
Natural Disasters and Catastrophes
Environmental Geology
Dynamic Earth
ENVR 1101Environmental Science4
Quantitative Methods
Complete one of the following:4-5
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Statistics and Software

Philosophy Requirements

Philosophy Required Courses
PHIL 1115Introduction to Logic4
or PHIL 1215 Symbolic Logic
PHIL 1180Environmental Ethics4
PHIL 2325Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought4
or POLS 2325 Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought
PHIL 2330Modern Philosophy4
Philosophy of Science/Environment
Complete one of the following:4
Science and Pseudoscience
Reason, Risk, and Evidence
Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
Restricted Electives
Complete two of the following with at least one course at the 4000 or 5000 level:8
Philosophy of Religion
20th-Century Continental Philosophy
20th-Century Analytic Philosophy
History of Jewish Rationalism
Moral Philosophy
History of Modern Moral Philosophy
Philosophy and Literature
Advanced Medical Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Cults and Sects
Theory of Knowledge
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Social Science
Philosophy of Psychology
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Language
Seminar: Apocalypticism
Advanced Seminar: Spinoza
Seminar: Theories and Methods in Religious Studies
Topics in Philosophy Seminar
Seminar in Religion
Topics in Religious Studies
Global Justice
Ethics, Justice, and Global Climate Change
Comparative Religious Ethics
Additional Electives
Complete two additional PHIL courses.8

Integrative Courses

ENVR 5210Environmental Planning4
ENVR 5250Geology and Land-Use Planning4

Environmental Studies and Philosophy Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 72 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required