Environmental Studies and Political Science, BA

In this combined major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of the scientific, cultural, societal, and political aspects of the world’s environmental problems through the lens of geopolitical decisions, public policy, and environmental regulations. 

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

Social Science Component
Philosophy
PHIL 1180Environmental Ethics4
Sociology
SOCL 1246Environment and Society4
Economics
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 3423Environmental Economics4
Science Component
Complete one course in each of the following four subject areas:
Biology
ENVR 14454
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Complete one of the following:4
Environmental Geology
Dynamic Earth
Environment
ENVR 1101Environmental Science4
Quantitative Methods
Complete one of the following:4-5
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Statistics and Software

Political Science Requirements

Political Science Requirements
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
American Government
and Recitation for POLS 1150
4
POLS 1155Comparative Politics4
POLS 1160International Relations4
POLS 2399Research Methods in Political Science4
POLS 2400Quantitative Techniques4
Political Thought
Complete one of the following:4
Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
American Political Thought
Contemporary Political Thought
Political Science Restricted Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Bureaucracy and Government Organizations
Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Public Policy and Administration
International Organizations
Politics of Developing Nations
Political Science Electives
Complete two POLS courses.8

Political Science Concentrations (Optional)

If you are working toward one of the following concentrations, declare it with your advisor so that it may be added to your record. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

Integrative Courses

Integrative Courses
Complete two of the following:8
Environmental Planning
Geology and Land-Use Planning
Environmental Politics and Policy
Capstone Requirement
Complete one of the following:1-8
Earth and Environmental Science Capstone
Senior Thesis
Political Science Senior Capstone
Senior Thesis Preparation
and Senior Thesis

Environmental Studies and Political Science Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 80 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required


Concentrations

Concentration in Comparative Politics

Theoretical Requirement
Complete one of the following:4
Religion and Politics
Nationalism
Civil-Military Relations
Politics of Developing Nations
Regional Requirements
Complete two of the following:8
Politics and Governance of Europe and the European Union
POLS 3445
POLS 3450
POLS 3460
Government and Politics in the Middle East
POLS 3475
POLS 3480
POLS 3485
Experiential/Practicum Requirement
Complete one of the following:4
Model Arab League
Model NATO
Dialogue of Civilizations: Government and Politics Abroad

 

Concentration in International Relations and Diplomacy

Experiential/Practicum Requirement
Complete one of the following:4
Model United Nations
Model Arab League
Model NATO
Dialogue of Civilizations: International Politics Abroad
Core Courses
Complete three of the following:12
International Political Economy
International Law
International Organizations
International Security
Politics and Governance of Europe and the European Union
Arab-Israeli Conflict

 

Concentration in Law and Legal Studies

Complete four of the following:16
American Political Thought
The U.S. Congress
Judicial Process and Behavior
Law and Society
International Law
U.S. Constitutional Law
U.S. Civil Liberties

 

Concentration in Public Policy

Core Requirement
POLS 3307Public Policy and Administration4
Electives
Complete three of the following:12
Bureaucracy and Government Organizations
Budgeting and Taxation
Business and Government
Urban Policies and Politics
State and Local Politics
Growth and Decline of Cities and Suburbs
Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Environmental Politics and Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 11114MATH 12154Vacation0Vacation0
ENVR 11014PHIL 11804  
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
4POLS 1155
and POLS 1156
4  
SOCL 12464Foreign language course4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 11164Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
ENVR 1104, ENVR 1112, or ENVR 12004  Elective4
POLS 1160
and POLS 1161
4   
Foreign language course4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 34234Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
POLS 24004  Elective4
Foreign language course4   
Political thought course4   
Elective4   
 20 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 3315 or 33084Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
ENVR 5210 or 52504   
POLS undergradute elective4   
Qualitative methods course4-5   
 16-17 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
ENVR 5250 or POLS 23954ENVR 14454  
Capstone or elective1-4Capstone or elective1-4  
Elective4Elective4  
POLS undergraduate elective4POLS undergraduate elective4  
POLS undergraduate elective4   
 17-20 13-16  
Total Hours: 130-137

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 11114MATH 12154Vacation0Vacation0
ENVR 11014PHIL 11804  
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
4POLS 1155
and POLS 1156
4  
SOCL 12464Foreign language course4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 11164ECON 34234Vacation0Co-op0
ENVR 1104, ENVR 1112, or ENVR 12004POLS 24004  
POLS 1160
and POLS 1161
4Elective4  
Foreign language course4Foreign language course4  
 POLS undergraduate elective4  
 16 20 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENVR 14454Elective4Co-op0
 Political thought course4Elective4 
 POLS undergraduate elective4  
 Qualitative methods course4-5  
 0 16-17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENGW 3315 or 33084Elective4Co-op0
 ENVR 5210 or 52504Elective4 
 Capstone or elective1-4  
 Elective4  
 POLS undergraduate elective4  
 0 17-20 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0ENVR 5250 or POLS 23954  
 Capstone or elective1-4  
 Elective4  
 POLS undergraduate elective4  
 0 13-16  
Total Hours: 130-137