Nov 14, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies (B.S.)


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Joshua Kincaid, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Geography
Gregory Hall, Room 206, (540) 665-4909, [email protected]

Environmental Studies combines perspectives from the natural and social sciences with applied experiences in the laboratory, field and community settings. The major consists of required courses and projects that provide an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental concepts, issues and methods for resolving problems. Additional courses enable students to develop selected competencies in greater depth as preparation for graduate studies or professional careers.

Electives – One skill-oriented course selected from the list below:


Total: 46-49 credits


Collateral Recommendations:


Many of the electives listed below can be combined with other courses to develop a specialized field within environmental studies. While optional, an additional 15-20 credits and an internship are highly recommended. See the program coordinator for recommended courses.

Specialized Fields:


Environmental Assessment and Analysis
Environmental Education
Environmental Policy
Vegetation Ecology and Management
Freshwater Ecology and Management
Self-Designed Field

Environmental Studies


1st Year - Fall


Total: 16 credits


1st Year – Spring


Total: 15-16 credits


2nd Year – Fall


Total: 16 credits


2nd Year – Spring


Total: 14-16 credits


3rd Year – Fall


Total: 15-18 credits


3rd Year – Spring


Total: 15-18 credits


4th Year – Fall


Total: 12-15 credits


4th Year – Spring


Total: 15-18 credits


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