Undergraduate 2019-2020

Environmental and Sustainability Studies B.A.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: ENST@unco.edu   

Location: Candelaria Hall 2200

Telephone: 970.351.2715

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/geography-gis-sustainability

Advising Information:

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

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. 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. 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:

A student may consider pursuing a minor in another area pertinent to their career perspectives or may consider a second major, in conjunction with advisor input, to increase expertise in a selection of career choices.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

1. Required Specified LAC — 9 credits

LAC area 1.b. - Intermediate Composition

SCI 291Scientific Writing

3

LAC area 2 - Mathematics

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis

3

LAC elective - 3 credits

GEOG 210Introduction to GIS and GPS

3

Remaining LAC credits - 31 credits

See "Liberal Arts Core"

2. Required Major - 45 credits

Take all of the following Required Core courses:

ENST 100Introduction to Environmental Studies

3

ENST 265Conservation of Natural Resources

3

ENST 315Nature & Society

3

ENST 405Senior Seminar

3

Choose 30 credits from the following courses:

Choose 30 credits total from the Social Dimensions and Physical Resource Science categories combined.

Social Dimensions:

Choose at least three courses from the Social Dimensions category.

BAMG 355Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

3

ENST 201Food Systems and Agrarian Change

3

ENST 205Environment, Politics and Law

3

ENST 209International Sustainable Development

3

ENST 215Human Behavior and Environment

3

ENST 249Controversies in Agriculture, Food, and Farming

3

or

GEOG 249Controversies in Agriculture, Food, and Farming

3

ENST 272Environmental Conflict Resolution

3

ENST 283The Psychology of Sustainability

3

ENST 285Gender in Global and Cross Cultural Perspectives

3

or

GNDR 285Gender in the Contemporary Global Order

3

ENST 320American Environmental Worldviews

3

ENST 326Africa

3

or

GEOG 326Africa

3

ENST 331Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

3

or

ANT 331Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

3

ENST 335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

or

ECON 335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

ENST 356Water Resource Economics

3

or

ECON 356Water Resource Economics

3

ENST 364Leadership and Community Building

3

ENST 375Literature and the Environment

3

or

ENG 375Literature and the Environment

3

ENST 378Energy Policy and Economics

3

or

ECON 378Energy Policy and Economics

3

ENST 385Art and the Environment

3

ENST 389Human Perception of the Built Environment

3

ENST 460Sociology of Disasters

3

PHIL 311Environmental Ethics

3

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

Physical Resource Science

Choose at least three courses from the Physical Resource Science category.

ENST 178Food Preparation and Preservation Techniques

3

ENST 225Energy and the Environment

3

ENST 235Chemistry and the Environment

3

ENST 261Water Quality Management

3

ENST 321Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment

3

ENST 340Agroecology and Food Sovereignty

3

ENST 341Permaculture and Urban Farming

3

ENST 345Environmental Geography: Earth at Risk

3

or

GEOG 345Environmental Geography: Earth at Risk

3

ENST 355Introduction to Environmental Health

3

ENST 380Sustainable Geographies

3

ECON 382Sustainability and Capitalism

3

or

ENST 382Sustainability and Capitalism

3

ENST 390Building Materials for a Sustainable Environment

3

ENST 391The Built Environment and Sustainability

3

ENST 440Biogeography

3

or

GEOG 440Biogeography

3

GEOG 325Advanced Physical Geography: Topics

3

GEOL 464Glacial and Quaternary Geology

3

MET 205General Meteorology

4

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

Applied Studies

Choose at least 3 credits from the following courses:

ENST 422Directed Studies

1- 3

ENST 451Food Systems Field Learning

2- 3

ENST 492Internship in Environmental Studies

1- 4

ENST 495Special Topics in Environmental Studies/Sustainability

1- 3

GEOG 307Geographic Information Science

3

GEOG 391Western Colorado Rivers

3

GEOG 392Field Course in Geography

1- 6

ENST 492: Only 3 credits may count towards this category.

4. University-Wide Credits — 35 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 35 credits.

A student may consider pursuing a minor in another area pertinent to their career perspectives or may consider a second major, in conjunction with advisor input, to increase expertise in a selection of career choices.