The environmental studies major requires a total of 8.25-8.75 units, including a 2.0-2.5 unit area of curricular focus. Students who complete an approved second major, minor or concentration have completed the curricular focus requirement and require a total of 6.25 units to complete the major.
The environmental studies concentration consists of four components: a one-semester introductory course, ENVS 112 (.5 unit); three semester courses in "core" subjects (biology, chemistry, and economics, for 1.5 units); a selection of 1.5 units (three courses) from affiliated courses in at least two departments; and a one-semester capstone seminar, ENVS 461 (.5 unit).
Students interested in environmental studies are encouraged to take ENVS 112 in their first year.
Other appropriate courses for first-year or new students include:
More information for new students
Information about the environmental studies curriculum and details about the requirements are available in the course catalog.