BA Requirements

Environment and Society Admission requirements

Complete the Admission to Baccalaureate Programs Requirements in the Catalog chapter, “Academic Standards and Regulations.”

Graduation Requirements
Students must complete the following graduation requirements:

A. General University Requirements
Complete the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees listed at the beginning of the Undergraduate Programs chapter.

B. General Education Requirements
Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees listed at the beginning of the Undergraduate Programs chapter.

C. College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
Complete the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements for either a BA or BS degree listed at the beginning of the CAS Section of the Catalog.

D. Major Requirements

1. Complete the following departmental core courses (11 credits):

ENVI/GEOG A211 Earth Systems: Science and Geography of the Natural Environment 3
ENVI/GEOG A211L Earth Systems Lab 1
ENVI A212 Living on Earth 3
ENVI A470 Problem Solving in Environment and Society 4

2. Complete the following interdisciplinary core courses (22)

BIOL A373 Conservation Biology 3
CEL A292 Introduction to Civic Engagement 3
CEL A395 Civic Engagement Internship 3
ENGL A478 Public Science Writing 3
ENVI/ECON A210 Environmental Economics and Policy 3
ENVI/PHIL A303 Environmental Ethics 3
GIS A268 Elements of GIS 4

3.  Complete one emphasis of 9 credits.

Life Science and Environment Emphasis:

BIOL A271 Principles of Ecology 3
BIOL A309 Biogeography 3
BIOL A331 Systematic Botany 4
BIOL A378 Marine Biology 3
BIOL A475 Arctic Tundra Ecosystems 3
BIOL A476 Boreal Ecosystems 3
BIOL A485 Environmental and Ecological Application of GIS 3



Natural Science and Environment Emphasis:

CHEM A450 Environmental Chemistry 3
GEOL A115 Environmental Geology 3
GEOL A340 Hydrogeology 3
GEOL A350 Geomorphology 4
GEOL A455 Permafrost and Periglacial Geomorphology 3
GEOL A457 Soil Genesis and Classification 3
GEOL A460 Environmental Geochemistry 3
BIOL A485 Environmental and Ecological Application of GIS 3



Society and Environment Emphasis:

ANTH A354  Culture and Ecology 
ECON A415  Urban and Regional Economics 
ECON A435  Economics of Resources 
LSSS A311 People, Places, and Ecosystems 3
SOC A307 Demography 3
SOC A309 Urban Sociology 3
SOC A404 Environmental Sociology 3