Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

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Graduation Requirements

  • Environmental Science Preparatory Courses: 28 credits minimum
  • Environmental Science Core: 16 credits minimum
  • Environmental Writing Core: 5 credits (200 level or above)
  • Capstone Experience: 3 credits minimum
  • Environmental Science Electives: 16 credits minimum
  • Environmental Foundations: 5 credits
  • Communication of Science and Environmental Issues: 5 credits
  • Environmental Policy, Politics and Law: 5 credits
  • Economics and Economic Policy: 5 credits
  • Urbanization and Social Issues: 10 credits

Preparatory courses

UW Tacoma

PREPARATORY COURSE CREDITS MINIMUM GRADE UW TACOMA COURSES
Ecology-focused biology w/lab 6 1.5 TBIOL 110 or TBIOL 120
Chemistry w/lab 6 1.7 TCHEM 131 or TCHEM 142
Geosciences w/lab 6 2.0 TGEOS 117 or TGEOS 241
Pre-calculus 5 2.0 TMATH 120 or TMATH 121
Statistics 5 2.0 TMATH 110

Environmental science core

All four courses required.

Environmental writing core

Choose one 200- level or above writing course from the following list.

Capstone experience

See Environmental Studies web page for approved list.

Environmental science electives

16 credits minimum required of courses (200-level and above), at least one of which must be a laboratory course (6 credits) or a field course (7 or more credits). Some courses are not offered as labs every time (5/6 credit courses); check the Registration Guide for credits. Other 200-level or above TESC/TBIOL/TCHEM/TGEOS courses that are not being used for any major course requirements may be applicable here, but are not included in this list because they require additional lower-division prerequisite courses. Please consult with an advisor for further information.

See Environmental Studies web page for approved list.

Communication of science and environmental issues

See Environmental Studies web page for approved list.

Environmental policy, politics and law

See Environmental Studies web page for approved list.

Economics and economic policy

See Environmental Studies web page for approved list.

Urbanization and social issues

See Environmental Studies web page for approved list.