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 Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 11114POLS 11554Vacation0Vacation0
MATH 12514POLS 11560  
POLS 11504ECON 11164  
POLS 11510ENVR 12004  
ENVR 11014SOCL 12464  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
POLS 11604PHIL 34804Vacation0Co-op0
POLS 11610ECON 34234  
HIST 23424POLS 23954  
Foreign language core course4Foreign language core course4  
ENVR 14454   
 16 16 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENGW 33154POLS 23264Co-op0
 POLS 24004ENVR 52104 
 ENVR 33004  
 ENVR 33011  
 POLS undergraduate elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENVR 52504Elective4Co-op0
 POLS undergraduate elective4Elective4 
 POLS undergraduate elective4  
 Foreign language core course4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0Elective4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 129

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 11114POLS 11554Vacation0Vacation0
MATH 12514POLS 11560  
POLS 11504ECON 11164  
POLS 11510ENVR 12004  
ENVR 11014SOCL 12464  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
POLS 11604Co-op0Co-op0PHIL 34804
POLS 11610  ECON 34234
ENVR 14454   
HIST 23424   
Foreign language core course4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 33154Co-op0Co-op0POLS 23264
POLS 24004  ENVR 52104
ENVR 33004   
ENVR 33011   
POLS undergraduate elective4   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENVR 52504Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
POLS undergradute elective4   
POLS undergraduate elective4   
Foreign langauge core course4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
POLS 23954Elective4  
Foreign language core course4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 129