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Major

The Environmental Studies Program offers a major (30 credit hours) leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. However, it may be elected only as a second major. The double major is required so that the program’s multidisciplinary perspective will be complemented by a concentrated disciplinary major. Students may apply up to six credits from required and elective courses in their first major to the environmental studies major. None of the required courses may be taken pass/no pass.

The required courses are:

Required courses
ESTD 101 Introduction to Environmental Thinking 3
ESTD 398 Seminar in Environmental Studies 3
or ESTD 399 Departmental Seminar in Environmental Studies
One course from each of the following disciplinary groups:
Humanities 3
RLGN 206
Religion and Ecology
HSTY 292
Energy and Environment in American History 1750-2010
HSTY 327
Comparative Environmental History
HSTY 378
North American Environmental History
PHIL 330
Topics in Ethics
Social Policy 3
ESTD 303
Environmental Law
ESTD 388
Politics, Policy, and the Global Environment
ECON 367
Energy Economics and Engineering Solutions
ECON 368
Environmental Economics
Science and Engineering 3
ESTD 202
Global Environmental Problems
BIOL 351
Principles of Ecology
EECS 342
Introduction to Global Issues
Fifteen additional hours chosen in consultation with the departmental advisor. An approved Washington Study internship or summer field course may be used to satisfy part or all of the elective requirement. All programs of study must be approved by the director. 15
Total Units 30

If a required course is not offered, substitution of a course to fulfill the distribution requirement is possible only with permission of the program director.  

 

Minor

The minor in environmental studies (15 credit hours) consists of:

Required course:
ESTD 101 Introduction to Environmental Thinking 3
One course each from two of the following disciplinary groups: 6
Humanities
RLGN 206
Religion and Ecology
HSTY 292
Energy and Environment in American History 1750-2010
HSTY 327
Comparative Environmental History
HSTY 378
North American Environmental History
PHIL 330
Topics in Ethics
Social Policy
ESTD 303
Environmental Law
ESTD 388
Politics, Policy, and the Global Environment
ECON 367
Energy Economics and Engineering Solutions
ECON 368
Environmental Economics
Science and Engineering
ESTD 202
Global Environmental Problems
BIOL 351
Principles of Ecology
EECS 342
Introduction to Global Issues
Courses from the disciplinary groups may also be selected as electives.
Six additional hours chosen in consultation with the departmental advisor. 6
Total Units 15