Environmental Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies

The major requires a minimum of 34 credit hours (nine courses).

ENVS 101Environment and Society4
ENVS 212Environmental Science (OR BIOL 212)4
Two natural science electives from the list below*8
Two social science or humanities electives from the list below*8
ENVS 380Inquiry and Practice in Environmental and Sustainability Studies4
ENVS 480Senior Seminar4
Approved off-campus internship or study abroad program4
Total Credits36

Elective courses include those listed below and other approved courses. At least two of the four electives must be at the three- or four-hundred level. 

Natural Science Elective Courses

BIOL 201Intro Biol: Form and Function4
BIOL 202Intro Biol: Ecol and Evolution4
BIOL 224Field Botany4
BIOL 233North Carolina Freshwater Fishes4
BIOL 235Vertebrate Field Zoology4
BIOL 332Invertebrate Zoology4
BIOL 334Animal Behavior4
BIOL 336Ornithology4
BIOL 438General Ecology4
CHEM 105Chemistry of Recycling4
GEOL 121Geology and the Environment4
GEOL 141Oceanography4
GEOL 230Environmental Pollution4
GEOL 223Hydrology4
GEOL 230Environmental Pollution4
GEOL 340Images of the Earth: GIS and Remote Sensing4

Social Science and Humanities Elective

ECON 344Environmental and Resource Economics4
ENGL 228American Nature Writing (REL 120)4
ENVS 220The American Landscape (ART 220)6
GEOL 230Environmental Pollution4
HIST 227Urban Environmental History
HIST 324American Rivers4
JPS 245Social & Envt Just Field Study4
PHIL 242Environmental Ethics4
PSCI 318Environmentalism in Early America4
PSCI 319Modern Environmental Problems4
PSY 243Environmental Psychology4
SFS 110Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture
SFS 120Introduction to Food Systems4
SFS 220Sustainable Regional Food4
SOAN 322Environmental Anthropology4

Total credit hours required for A.B. degree in environmental studies is 34 credits, although most students will earn more than 34 credits as they complete the nine courses required in the major.