|Submission Date||Dec. 14, 2017|
|3.00 / 3.00|
Environmental Studies stand alone major (B.A.) is for students who wish to concentrate their efforts in environmental studies. This major is tailored to individual interests and emphasizes depth in selected sub-areas (sustainability, pollution science, ecosystem management), as well as the integrative, interdisciplinary approaches of environmental studies.
Conservation Biology majors 1) gain knowledge about fundamental principles important to the conservation of global biodiversity, 2) learn the particular methods associated with biodiversity conservation, 3) develop an appreciation for conservation needs at both local and global levels, 4) participate in a meaningful conservation-oriented research project or internship and 5) prepare for careers in conservation biology.
Environmental studies, in conjunction with other departments, has created 10 combined majors, allowing students to integrate substantial efforts in traditional disciplines with environmental studies. These majors are designed for students who wish to acquire expertise in another department while still benefiting from the integrative approaches of environmental studies. Five options are available with natural science departments:
Five options are available with departments in the social sciences and humanities
In each interdisciplinary major, it is essential that the student work closely with advisors in both departments. Progress in both halves of the interdisciplinary major should take place at about the same pace.
Combined Major Core Courses (class of 2016 and onward)
All combined majors in environmental studies require the following courses:
1 unit 101. Introduction to Environmental Studies
4 units Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) courses
2 units other ENVS courses
7 units Total
The Sustainability Program is a living-learning community at SLU’s Sustainability Farm, where you will live with other students committed to creating a more sustainable world. Students will live and work at the farm through the 2017-2018 school year and take at least 1.5 credits at the farm each semester (with the option of taking additional credits at the farm or returning to campus to take courses toward their major or distribution requirements). This program involves both in-class and out-class learning opportunities and is targeted toward sophomores and juniors. The program guides students toward becoming ecological citizens on local and global levels.
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