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Environmental Studies
Degree Requirements
Environmental Studies Major  |  Environmental Studies Minor

Environmental Studies Major
(15.25 semester course credits)

Marked courses (‡) are particularly recommended.

Required:

BIO 001 General Biology I (1.25) or
BIO 002 General Biology II (1.25)‡

BIO 125 Principles of Ecology (1)

CHEM 004 Introduction to College Chemistry (1) or
CHEM 017 General Chemistry I (1.25)

ECON 050 Introduction to Economics (1)

ECON 081 Introduction to Statistics (1) or
PSYC 084 Analytical Methods in Psychology (1)

ECON 153 Environmental Economics (1)

ENVS 022 Introduction to Environmental Science (1)

PPOL 150 Environmental Policy Analysis (1)

BIO 191 Senior Seminar (1) or
ECON 192 Senior Seminar (1) or
PPOL 191 Senior Seminar (1)

Electives (6 course credits):

Choose one elective from each perspective list, plus an additional elective from any list, in consultation with your major advisor.

Cultural Perspectives

ANTH 158 Cultural Anthropology (1)

ETHS 039 Raíces (Roots): Latin America and the Caribbean (1)

ETHS 112 Race, Gender, and the Environment (1)‡

ETHS 142 Ethnicity and Environment in California (1)‡

PHIL 063 Environmental Ethics (1)

Economic Perspectives

ECON 134 Public Sector Economics: The Economics of Government (1)

ECON 138 Environmental Sustainability and Business (1)

ECON 139 Urban Economics (1)

ECON 160 Economics of Oil (1)

Policy Perspectives

GOVT 118 Science, Technology, and Public Policy (1)

GOVT 121 Public Policy-Making Process (1)

GOVT 139 Ethical Reasoning in Politics and Public Policy (1)

PPOL 100 Methods of Policy Analysis (1)

The Biological World

BIO 110 California Flora and Vegetation (1)‡

BIO 118 Biology of Plants (1)

BIO 149 Conservation Biology (1)‡

BIO 158 Marine Biology (1)

BIO 161 Vertebrate Biology (1)

BIO 178 Restoration Ecology (1)‡

The Physical World

CHEM 018 General Chemistry II (1.25)

ENVS 050 Environmental Geology (1.25)

ENVS 105 Oceanography (1)

ENVS 107 Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change (1)

Additional Elective

SOC 128 Geographic Information Systems and Sociological Geography (1)‡

Environmental Studies Minor
(6.25 semester course credits)

Required:

BIO 001 General Biology I (1.25) or
BIO 002 General Biology II (1.25)

ECON 050 Introduction to Economics (1)

ENVS 022 Introduction to Environmental Science (1)

GOVT 121 The Public Policy-Making Process (1)

And select two additional electives from the following:

ANTH 158 Cultural Anthropology (1)

BIO 110 California Flora and Vegetation* (1)

BIO 118 Biology of Plants* (1)

BIO 125 Principles of Ecology* (1)

BIO 158 Marine Biology* (1)

BIO 161 Vertebrate Biology* (1)

BIO 178 Restoration Ecology* (1)

CHEM 017 General Chemistry I (1.25)

ECON 134 Public Sector Economics: The Economics of Government (1)

ECON 153 Environmental Economics (1)

ECON 160 Economics of Oil (1)

ENVS 050 Environmental Geology (1.25)

ENVS 105 Oceanography* (1)

ENVS 107 Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change* (1)

ETHS 039 Raíces (Roots): Latin America and the Caribbean (1)

ETHS 112 Race, Gender, and the Environment (1)

ETHS 142 Ethnicity and Environment in California (1)

GOVT 118 Science, Technology, and Public Policy (1)

GOVT 123 International Political Economy (1)

GOVT 139 Ethical Reasoning in Politics and Public Policy (1)

PHIL 063 Environmental Ethics (1)

PPOL 100 Methods of Policy Analysis (1)

PPOL 150 Environmental Policy Analysis (1)

SOC 128 Geographic Information Systems and Sociological Geography (1)

*Course with prerequisite.

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P: 510.430.3274
F: 510.430.3304
E: env_studies@mills.edu

Last Updated: 3/17/14