Environment and Sustainability Comprehensive Major: Individualized Contract Emphasis

Program Requirements

This Emphasis allows students to design a curriculum in consultation with an Environment and Sustainability advisor and with the approval of the Environment and Sustainability Council. A minimum of 57 credits is required including the 39-credit Standard Major.

ENVS 100Introduction to Environment and Sustainability (GT-SS2)3
ENVS 200Writing the Environment3
ENVS 301Science of Sustainability and Resilience3
ENVS 350U.S. and Western Environmental Politics3
ENVS 390Environmental Monitoring4
ENVS 400Applied Sustainability3
ENVS 410Environmental Ethics3
Select one of the following:3
Global Environmental Policy
Water Policy and Politics
Seminar in Water Topics
Required Supporting Courses
BIOL 130Environmental Biology3
BIOL 135Environmental Biology Laboratory1
PHYS 125Energy and the Environment3
ECON 215Environmental Economics3
One of the following:1
This Is The Headwaters
Headwaters Conference
And one of the following:3
Statistics for Business and Economics
Statistical Thinking (GT-MA1)
Probability and Statistics
Quantitative Research Methods
Total Credits39

Proposals for an Individualized Contract should be developed before the second semester of the junior year, and applicants must have a minimum of a 3.200 GPA in the major and a 3.000 overall GPA. Consult an Environment and Sustainability advisor for details.

Capstone Course Requirement

The following course in the Environment and Sustainability Major fulfills the capstone course requirement: Applied Sustainability.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements