Environment and Sustainability Comprehensive Major: Water Emphasis

Program Requirements

A minimum of 65 credits is required.

BIOL 130Environmental Biology3
BIOL 135Environmental Biology Laboratory1
ECON 215Environmental Economics3
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 370Water Policy and Politics3
ENVS 373The Water Planet3
ENVS 375Seminar in Water Topics1-3
ENVS 376The Colorado Water Workshop1
ENVS 390Environmental Monitoring4
ENVS 400Applied Sustainability3
ENVS 410Environmental Ethics3
GEOG 340Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
GEOL 101Physical Geology3
GEOL 105Physical Geology Laboratory1
PHYS 125Energy and the Environment3
Select one of the following:1
This Is The Headwaters
Headwaters Conference
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
General Chemistry I
Select one of the following:3
Statistics for Business and Economics
Statistical Thinking (GT-MA1)
Probability and Statistics
Quantitative Research Methods
Select two of the following:6-7
Aquatic Ecology (with laboratory)
Water Law
Natural Resource Economics
Global Environmental Policy
Outdoor Pursuits Education- Water Based (with laboratory)
Select one of the following:3-6
Natural History of the Gunnison Basin
Watersheds of the World
Internship in Environmental Studies
Total Credits63-69

Admission to Recreation and Outdoor Education courses for declared Water Emphasis students is based on instructor permission and available seats.

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