Environment and Sustainability Major: Standard Program

Program Requirements

All standard majors require a minor in a second discipline or a second major.

A minimum of 39 credits is required.

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
Select one of the following:
This Is The Headwaters
Headwaters Conference
Select one of the following:3
Statistics for Business and Economics
Statistical Thinking (GT-MA1)
Probability and Statistics
Quantitative Research Methods
Total Credits38

Environment and Sustainability and Business Administration Coordinated Double Major

If a student elects to complete an Environment and Sustainability Major: Standard Program and the coordinated Business Administration Major: Standard Program, the student must take ECON 202 Microeconomics instead of ECON 215 Environmental Economics; and ENVS 360 Global Environmental Policy must be elected. ECON 216 Statistics for Business and Economics must be elected, with MATH 140 College Algebra (GT-MA1) as its prerequisite.

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