Bachelor of Arts: Environmental Studies Requirements

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CATEGORIES and 10 Courses
Introductory Course

EVST 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies (4)

Select 1 course from each following category

Humanities

EVST 215 Literature of American Environment (4)
EVST 242 Food & Nature (4)
EVST 276 Market-Based Conservation Policy (4)
EVST 277 Environmental Justice (3-4)
EVST 300 Environmental World Views (4)
EVST 310 Environmental Law (4)
EVST 311 Environmental Law in Action (3)
EVST 315 Environmental Nonfiction (4)
EVST 335 Environment and Development (4)
REL 122 Religion and Ecology: Environmental Ethics (4)
PHIL 211 Environmental Ethics (4)
POLI 207 Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
ECON 205 Ecological Economics (4)

Earth Systems

EVST 205 Great Environmental Disasters (4)
EVST 210 Energy and the Environment
EVST 220 Physical Geography (4)
EVST 254 Climate Disruption (4)
EVST 290 Environmental Geology (4)
EVST 391 Environmental Hydrology (4)
EVST 392 Oceanography (4)
EVST 375 Tropical Rainforests: the Amazon, the Andes and the Inca (3)
EVST 430 Advanced Geology Seminar (4)

Life Systems

EVST 225 California Plants (4)
EVST 230 Biodiversity (4)
EVST 245 Marine Environmental Studies (4)
EVST 255 Ornithology (4)
EVST 305 Ecology for Environmental Scientists (4)
EVST 281 The Palau Expedition: Explorations in Sustainable Development (3)
EVST 355 The Ecology of Australia and New Zealand (3)

Tools, Applications, and Methods: 2 Courses 
The recommendation SPA 110 and one additional course

SPA 110 Introduction to Spatial Analysis & GIS (4)
EVST 235 Environmental Impact Assessment (4)
EVST 250 Environmental Design Studio I (4), or EVST 350 Environmental Design Studio II (3-4)
EVST 325 Public Lands Policy (4)
EVST 371 Conservation Communication (3)
EVST 399 Research Methods & Design (4)
POLI 200 Statistical Analysis and Mapping of Social Science Data (4)
MATH 111 Elementary Statistics with Applications (4)
MATH 231 Introduction to Modeling (4)

Experiential learning (practicum) take 0 credits 
Complete one of the following

Environmental Study Abroad
Environmental internship
Environmental travel course
Approved environmental community service activity

Advanced Environmental Studies Elective
Choose from EVST courses Numbered 200 and above

Environmental Studies Concentrations

At least 2 of your 3 concentration electives must be taken within EVST. There are also many opportunities
to strengthen the concentration by choosing concentration-relevant courses inside the core.

Business: 3 Courses 

EVST 340 Green Business (4)
EVST 242 Food and Nature (4)
EVST 276 Market-based Conservation Policy (4)
EVST 347 Innovation for Sustainability (4)
ECON 101 Principles of Economics (4)
ECON 205 Ecological Economics (4)
BUS 136 Global Marketing (4)
ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting (4)
BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior (4)

Spatial Studies: 3 Courses

SPA 210 Advanced GIS (4)
SPA 230 Field Methods GIS (3)
EVST 205 Great Environmental Disasters (4)
EVST 220 Physical Geography (4)
EVST 230 Biodiversity (4)
EVST 250 Environmental Design Studio I (4)
EVST 350 Environmental Design Studio II (3-4)
POLI 202 Statistical Analysis and Mapping of Social Science Data (4)

Policy and Management: 3 Courses

EVST 235 Environmental Impact Assessment (4)
EVST 242 Food and Nature (4)
EVST 245 Marine Environmental Studies (4)
EVST 276 Market-Based Conservation Policy (4)
EVST 277 Environmental Justice (3-4)
EVST 325 Public Lands Policy (4)
POLI 207 Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PLCY 100 Introduction to Public Policy Analysis (4)
ECON 101 Principles of Economics (4)
ECON 205 Ecological Economics (4)

Capstone: 4-8 Credits 

Junior Capstone (2)
EVST 475 Senior Capstone (2–6)

See specific information for the capstone courses and honors policy following the Environmental Sciences major requirements.