Environmental Studies and Political Science, 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 Requirements

Social Science Component
Philosophy
PHIL 1180Environmental Ethics4
or PHIL 3480 Environmental Philosophy
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 1445Environment and Humankind4
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Complete one of the following:4
Natural Disasters and Catastrophes
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 Major 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
Premodern 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
Interest Groups and Public Policy
International Organizations
Nontraditional Security Issues
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.

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Public Policy

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
Ethnic Political Violence
Nationalism
Civil-Military Relations
Politics of Developing Nations
Democracy in Comparative Politics
Regional Requirements
Complete two of the following:8
Politics and Governance of Europe and the European Union
Politics in Central and Eastern Europe
Government and Politics in Russia
Contemporary Government and Politics in Africa
Government and Politics in the Middle East
Government and Politics in Latin America
Government and Politics in Japan
China: Governance and Foreign Policy
Experiential/Practicum Requirement
Complete one of the following:4
Model Arab League
Model European Union
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 European Union
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
Global Governance
Politics and Governance of Europe and the European Union
Politics in Central and Eastern Europe
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
U.S. Health and Welfare Policy
Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Environmental Politics and Policy
Interest Groups and Public Policy
Survey Research and Polling
Nontraditional Security Issues
Homeland Security Policy and Politics
U.S. Foreign Policy
Community-Based Research Practicum

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 11114ECON 11164Vacation0Vacation0
ENVR 11014ENVR 1104, 1112, or 12004  
PHIL 11804POLS 1155
and POLS 1156
4  
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
4SOCL 12464  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 34234Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
ENVR 14454  Elective4
POLS 1160
and POLS 1161
4   
POLS 23954   
Foreign language course4   
 20 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 3300
and ENVR 3301
4-5Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
POLS 24004  Elective4
Foreign language course4   
Political thought course4   
 16-17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 3315 or 33084Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
ENVR 5210 or 52504   
Foreign language course4   
POLS undergradute elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
ENVR 5250 or POLS 23954Capstone or elective1-4  
Capstone or elective1-4Elective4  
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 11114ECON 11164Vacation0Vacation0
ENVR 11014ENVR 1104, 1112, or 12004  
PHIL 11804POLS 1155
and POLS 1156
4  
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
4SOCL 12464  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 34234ENVR 3300
and ENVR 3301
4-5Vacation0Co-op0
ENVR 14454POLS 24004  
POLS 1160
and POLS 1161
4Foreign language course4  
POLS 23954Political thought course4  
POLS undergraduate elective4   
 20 16-17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0Elective4Elective4Co-op0
 Foreign language course4Elective4 
 POLS undergraduate elective4  
 POLS undergraduate elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENGW 3315 or 33084Elective4Co-op0
 ENVR 5210 or 52504Elective4 
 Capstone or elective1-4  
 Elective4  
 Foreign language course4  
 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