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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [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, jkincaid@su.edu

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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