Environmental and Sustainability Studies B.A.

University College

Contact: Richard Robert Jurin, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Location: Ross Hall 2520

Telephone: 970.351.2220

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Required Minor Credits
  4. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The B.A. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies is a holistic, interdisciplinary program, spanning a broad range of disciplines, reflecting the wide array of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing complex problems in environmental studies and sustainability. Its focus on interconnected issues of sustainability can lead to, and complement, any number of career paths.

Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

Students in this program must pursue either a second major or a minor area of study pertinent to their career interests. This major or minor should be selected in consultation with the academic advisor. Students must earn a C or better in a course to have it count toward the major. (A C- is not acceptable.)

 

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

1. Required Specified LAC — 40 credits

2. Required Major - 48 credits

Take all of the following Required Core courses:

ENST 100Introduction to Environmental Studies

3

ENST 405Senior Seminar

3

Special Core Options Category — Choose six credits from this category:

ENST 422Directed Studies

1 - 3

ENST 492Internship in Environmental Studies

1-4

ENST 494Practicum in ENST College Instruction

1-2

ENST 495Special Topics in Environmental Studies/Sustainability

1-3

Choose 36 credits from the following courses:

Social Dimensions (choose at least four of the following courses):

ECON 356Water Resource Economics

3

ENST 205Environment, Politics and Law

3

ENST 215Human Behavior and Environment

3

ENST 291Sustainability and Capitalism

3

ENST 320American Environmental Worldviews

3

ENST 331Global Population and Human Needs

3

ENST 335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

ENST 375Literature and the Environment

3

ENST 385Art and the Environment

3

GEOG 315Nature and Society

3

MIND 295Global Systems

3

WS 285Global and Cross Cultural Perspectives of Women

3

ECON 356: has a prerequisite (ECON 205 and at least one upper division ECON course)

ENST 320ENST 320 will not count towards this requirement if MIND 295 was taken prior to Summer 2013

ENST 335: cross listed as ECON 335

Physical Resource Science (choose at least four of the following courses):

ENST 225Energy and the Environment

3

ENST 235Chemistry and the Environment

3

ENST 265Conservation of Natural Resources

3

ENST 355Introduction to Environmental Health

3

ENST 380Sustainable Living

3

GEOG 440Biogeography

3

GEOL 464Glacial and Quaternary Geology

3

MET 205General Meteorology

4

GEOL 464: has a prerequisite (GEOL 100 or GEOL 201)

Capstone Professional Experience

ENST 492Internship in Environmental Studies

1-4

a recommended internship is included in the core major requirements.

3. Required Minor — 18 Credits

4. University-Wide Credits — 14 credits