Major in Environmental Studies (B.A)
Choose one of the followng sequences:4
Introduction to Organismic Biology
and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab 1
Integrative Biology and Global Health
and Integrative Biology and Global Health Lab
BIO330
BIO331
Ecology
and Ecology Lab
4
ENS104
104D
Environment and Humanity
and Environment Humanity Lab 1
4
ENS205LSustainable Living 13
ENS399Introduction to Research1
ENS481Internship in Environmental Studies3
ENS496Research in Environmental Studies1
ENS498Seminar in Environmental Studies1
ENS499Symposium0
Choose 15 credits from the following:15
Transforming Technology: Environmental Perspectives 1
Science, Values, and the Making of Environmental Policy 1
Environmental Ethics 1
Environmental Writing 1
Natural Resources: Use Them but Don't Lose Them 1
Ecology in the Tropics: Natural History and Future Prospects 1
Economic Botany 1
History and the Human Environment 1
Major36
Six additional 3- or 4-credit courses from one or two departments. At least three courses must be 300 level or above18-23
General Education51-52
Electives17-24
Total Credits122-135
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

With permission of the program director, appropriate courses taken in off-campus programs may substitute for those listed above.

Students are strongly urged to meet the “M” General Education requirement by taking PSY230M.

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B.A. in Environmental Studies 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS104
104D Environment and Humanity and Environment Humanity Lab
4GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4ENS205L Sustainable Living3
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4
GES110 College Writing3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Second Language (S) course1 4
Nature of Persons (N) course 3  
 14 4 12
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Mathematics (M) course2 3World Culture (U) course 3Major Area Electives3 6
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
THE201 Christian Theology3 Electives 7
Elective 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
 13 3 14-17
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO330
BIO331 (fall, odd years) Ecology, Ecology Lab
4ENS K category Course 3ENS K Category Course 3
ENS399 Introduction to Research1 Major Area Electives3 6
Major Area Electives3 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Electives 4
Electives 4  
 15 3 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS481 Internship in Environmental Studies3Interim Off ENS498 Seminar in Environmental Studies1
ENS496 Research in Environmental Studies1 ENS499 Symposium0
ENS K Category Course 3 ENS K Category Course 3
ENS K Category Course 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Electives 3 Major Area Electives3 4
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 Electives 4
 13-16 0 15
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

Strongly recommended that students take PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design to meet the general education requirement in Mathematics. 

3

At least three courses must be 300-level or above

This program assumes a student will use ENS104/ENS104D, ENS205L, and a K category elective to meet the general education requirements for Laboratory Science, Contemporary Western Life and Thought, and Science, Technology, and Society. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Environmental Studies 2016-2017: Option 2- Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS104
104D Environment and Humanity and Environment Humanity Lab
4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4ENS205L Sustainable Living3
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 BIO122
122D Introduction to Organismic Biology and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab
4
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightment and American Culture to 18774
PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1  
 13 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Mathematics (M) course2 3World Culture (U) course 3Major Area Electives3 6
Major Area Electives3 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
Second Language (S) course1 4 Electives 8
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
 14 3 15-18
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO330
BIO331 (fall, odd years) Ecology, Ecology Lab
4ENS K category Course 3ENS K Category Course 3
ENS399 Introduction to Research1 Major Area Electives3 3
Major Area Electives3 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Electives 6
Electives 3  
 14 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENS481 Internship in Environmental Studies3Interim Off ENS K Category Course 3
ENS496 Research in Environmental Studies1 ENS498 Seminar in Environmental Studies1
ENS K Category Course 3 ENS499 Symposium0
ENS K Category Course 3 Major Area Electives3 3
Elective 4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 Elective 3
 14-17 0 13
Total Credits: 122-128
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

Strongly recommended that students take PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design to meet the general education requirement in Mathematics. 

3

At least three courses must be 300-level or above

This program assumes a student will use ENS104/ENS104DENS205L, and a K category elective to meet the general education requirements for Laboratory Science, Contemporary Western Life and Thought, and Science, Technology, and Society. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)