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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 chosen from below:

  • BIO 111, 112. General Biology I, II or  CHE 120, 220. Principles of Organic Molecules & Quantitative Chem Analysis

Three additional science courses:

  • ENV 140. Exploring the Solid Earth or ENV 141 Atmosphere, Ocean, and Env
  • ENV 294. Applied Ecology (if taken BIO 111-112) or any BIO 100 course (if do not plan to take BIO 111-112)
  • CHE/ENV 210.  Environmental Chemistry (if taken CHE 111-112) or CHE/ENV 110. Chemistry of the Env. (if do not plan to take CHE 111-112)

Two upper level ENV courses chosen from the following:

  • ENV/BIO 221. The Bermuda Environment (summer course, odd years)
  • ENV 222. Summer Environmental Studies in Ecuador (summer course, even years)
  • ENV 294. Environmental Communication
  • ENV 302. Conservation and Wildlife Techniques
  • ENV 311. Field Methods in Environmental Science
  • ENV 312. Watershed Biogeochemistry 
  • ENV/BIO 313. Wetlands Ecology
  • ENV 314. Energy and the Environment
  • ENV 394. Climate Change
  • ENV 394. Sustainability
  • ENV 394. Marine Conservation 

Math course:  

  • MAT 109. Statistics, MAT 194 Stretch Calculus, or MAT 201. Differential Calculus

Social Science, Humanities, and Fine Arts Classes (2 required + 3 elective courses):  

  • ENV 117. Intro to Env & Nat’l Resource Econ (required)
  • PHL 102. Contemporary Moral Issues (required)

Humanities or Fine Arts elective course,  (choose 1 from those listed below):

  • ART/ENV 241. Environment and Public Art
  • ART/CHE 294. Greener Art through Greener Chemistry
  • CRS 244. A Humanities Perspective on the Chesapeake (if enrolled in the Chesapeake Semester)
  • ENG 321. Romanticism
  • ENG 347. American Environmental Writing

Social Science elective courses, (choose 2 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 (if not taken for the core)
  • SOC 370. Environmental Sociology

Environmental Science and Studies Junior and Senior Seminar

Senior Capstone Experience

*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.