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1010 ENV

Sixty credits which must include forty credits of Core Courses and sixteen credits of electives (mostly upper-level) that allow focus in a particular area of study.

  1. Core (40 credits): ENV-105; ENV-110 or GEO-101; ENV-205, 291, and 480; eight credits from CHM-115, BIO-121, 122, or 123; eight credits from POL-141, PHL-225, COM-253, ENC-340; eight credits from ENV-319, 360, 370.

  2. Complete one of the following tracks (16 credits):

    1. Environmental Science: Sixteen upper-level credits from the following departments: BIO, BCM, CHM, ENV, IPH, PHY, PSY, and/or MTH/CSC, approved by the ENV department chair.

    2. Environmental Health: Sixteen credits selected from BIO-307 or IPH-226; IPH-270, 331, 328, 430; ENV-265, 380, or other special topics courses approved by the ENV department chair.

    3. Environmental Policy: Four credits from POL-101, PHL-228, HST-271; twelve credits from POL-217, 225/226 (only four credits can count toward major), 231, 233, 242, 305, 341, 401; COM-227, 327, or other special topics courses approved by the ENV department chair.

  • Because ENV is an interdepartmental major, all majors are required to take 56 upper-level credits to graduate in accordance with the academic catalog guidelines.

  • The Program Comprehensive Evaluation is in the form of oral presentation to the Environmental Studies faculty as part of the ENV-480 seminar.

  • Note that ENV-480 is linked with the School for Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University and counts for Master’s level credit for students accepted into the SPEA program.

Other Considerations:

  • Students are expected to complete an internship or research experience appropriate to their academic and career goals and approved by the department chair.

  • Recommended courses include: PHY-112 or 121, and MTH-121.

  • Potential majors are highly recommended to consult with the ENV program chair as soon as possible to develop an appropriate curricular plan. A firm grasp of statistics is critical for all of the major tracks and a minimum of MTH 116 (which counts towards the Distributive Requirements in the Natural Sciences — Mathematics/Computation) is expected. Further mathematical and analytical requirements will be discussed between the potential major and program chair(s) and will be tailored to the student’s specific academic and career goals.