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Environmental Science and Studies

Academic Requirements

Introductory Course:

  • ENV 101. Introduction to Environmental Studies

One introductory-level majors sequence in the Natural Sciences:

  • BIO 111, 112. General Biology I, II
  • CHE 111, 112. General Chemistry I, II

Three additional science courses:

  • Ecology: (1 course) 
    • BIO 206. Ecology (if taken BIO 111-112) or
    • BIO 104. Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay (if do not plan to take BIO 111-112)
  • Environmental Chemistry: (1 course) 
    • CHE/ENV 210. Environmental Chemistry (if taken CHE 111-112) or
    • CHE/ENV 110. Chemistry of the Environment (if do not plan to take CHE 111-112)
  • Earth Science: (1 course) 
    • ENV 140. Exploring the Solid Earth or
    • ENV 141. Atmosphere, Ocean, and Environment

Math course:

  • Math: (1 course)
    • MAT 109. Statistics or 
    • MAT 201. Differential Calculus

Social Science, Humanities, and Fine Arts Classes: (5 courses)

  • Economics (1 course)
    • ECN 117. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics or
    • ECN 317. Environmental Economics (if taken ECN 111, 112)
  • Philosophy (1 course)
    • PHL 102. Contemporary Moral Issues
At least one additional Humanities or Fine Arts course, chosen from those listed below:
  • CRS 244. A Humanities Perspective on the Chesapeake(if enrolled in the Chesapeake Semester)
  • ART/ENV 241. Environment and Public Art
  • ENG 321. Romanticism
  • ENG 347. American Environmental Writing
  • PHL 310. Philosophy of Science
At least two additional Social Science courses, chosen from those listed below:
  • ANT/ENV 107. Introduction to Environmental Archaeology
  • ANT 280. Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • CRS 242. The Social Science of an Estuary (if enrolled in the Chesapeake Semester)
  • ECN/ENV 318. Natural Resource Economics
  • POL/ENV 335. Environmental Politics
  • SOC/ENV 370. Environmental Sociology 

Two upper level ENV courses chosen from the following:

  • ENV/BIO 221. The Bermuda Environment (summer course)
  • ENV 222. Summer Environmental Studies in Ecuador
  • ENV 302. Wildlife and Conservation Techniques
  • ENV 313. Wetlands Ecology
  • ENV 314. Energy and the Environment
  • ENV 294, 394. Special Topics (with approval of the Chair)

Junior and Senior Seminar - (non-credit bearing)

  • ENV 392. Environmental Studies Junior Seminar
  • ENV 491. Environmental Studies Senior Seminar  

 Note for students interested in Physics: Students interested in pursuing a physics track within the environmental studies or environmental science degree program can substitute PHY 111 and/or PHY112 for one or two courses in the major, after consultation with and written approval from the ENV department chair.