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Major Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Units
General Education* 51
Preparation for the Major 15
Major Requirements 3

Students must take a sufficient number of elective units to bring the total number of units to a minimum of 120

*At least nine (9) units of General Education Requirements in Areas B (Natural Sciences) and D (Social Sciences) are automatically satisfied by courses taken in Preparation for the Major.


Preparation for the Major

ENVS 100*  3
BIOL 105**   3
GES 101*** or GES 105****  3
ES 100  3
ENVS 210   3
Total Units 
1

One of the following courses may be recommended for students with relevant research interests:

PSYC 220   3
SOC 201  3
BIOL 215/215L   4
MATH 242  3

*ENVS 100 may also be used to meet the “D7 Interdisciplinary Social Sciences” lower-division GE requirement.

**BIOL 105 may also be used to meet the “B2 Life Sciences” lower-division GE requirement.

***GES 101 may also be used to meet the “B1 Physical Sciences” and “B3 Laboratory” lower-division GE requirements.

****GES 105 may also be used to meet the “B1 Physical Sciences” lower-division GE requirement.


Upper-Division Requirements

Units
ENVS 310 3
CHEM 311 3
PHIL 340  3
ENVS 490       3
Total Units
12

Upper-Division Electives

Units

Students must complete 24 units from approved course lists in the three areas of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences, with six units or more required from each area.  Courses listed in multiple areas can only be counted as part of the six units in one area.   

Total Units 24

Approved Course Lists

Arts and Humanities

ANTH 325

ANTH 430

ANTH 480*

HIST 340

LTWR 431

PHIL 342

VSAR 313

VSAR 330

VSAR 331

*ANTH 480 has an Enrollment Requirement of ANTH 200.

Social Sciences

ANTH 370

ANTH 379

ANTH 430

ANTH 470

ANTH 481

BRS 453

ECON 325*

ENVS 320

GEOG 320

GEOG 341

GEOG 352

GEOG 460

HIST 340

LBST 307

LBST 362

PSCI 396

PSCI420

PSCI 462

PSYC 338

SOC 439

WMST 445

*ECON 201 and 202 are prerequisites for ECON 325.

Natural Sciences

BIOL 318

BIOL 336

BIOL 338

BIOL 339

BIOL 363*

BIOL 388*

PHYS 351

CHEM 313

ES 314

*BIOL 210 and BIOL 211 are prerequisites for BIOL 363 and BIOL 388.