2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology and Environmental Studies Major, BS – Environmental Studies Concentration

The Environmental Studies concentration provides sound scientific, socioeconomic, and philosophical background for understanding the Earth’s environment and prepares the student for careers in science, education, law, business, public policy, and many other fields.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences 


Students wishing to declare their major in Geology and Environmental Studies should do so at the earliest opportunity.

Concentration Requirements

E. Select 12 hours 300-level or above in one of the following departments:

        Earth and Planetary Sciences
        Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
        Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
        Plant Sciences
        Political Science

Honors Concentration

Students who have completed five upper-division courses in either the Geology or Environmental Studies concentration and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 are encouraged to pursue an honors concentration. In addition to fulfilling all requirements for their preferred concentration, an honors concentration requires 3 hours of GEOL 491 , GEOL 492 , or GEOL 493 ; 3 hours of GEOL 497  during which students will complete written and oral presentation of thesis results; and an additional 9 hours of honors coursework (including honors-by-contract). A GPA of at least 3.25 must be maintained throughout matriculation. Interested students should consult their academic advisor for details.