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Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major—
Concentration in Environmental Studies (SPLS)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level.

AOS Code: U825

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

6

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one course must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses.

Category

S.H.

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
either a GHP/GPM or GMO course

3

Natural Sciences
one additional GNS/GLS or GPS course

3–4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
one additional GSB course

3

Foreign Language (GFL)
intermediate-level proficiency in one language, demonstrated by placement test, or completion of course work through course number 204

0–12

Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four (4) WI courses

 

 

IV Major Requirements

  1. Core courses (minimum of 22 s.h.)
    1. BIO 105/105L* or 111*
    2. CHE 101* or 103/110* or 111/112*
    3. ENV 100
    4. GEO 103* or 106/106L*
    5. STA 108* or 271
    6. Two courses from the following: ATY 213*, ECO 201*, PSC 210*, SOC 202*

      Students may not count either ATY 213 or SOC 202 in both the core and Group B.

      * BIO 105/105L and BIO 111 satisfy GLS. CHE 101, 103/110, and 111/112 satisfy GPS. GEO 103 and 106/106L satisfy GPS. STA 108 satisfies GMT. ATY 213 satisfies GSB and GN. ECO 201 satisfies GSB. PSC 210 satisfies GSB. SOC 202 satisfies GSB and GL.
  2. Additional ENV and Related Area Courses (36 s.h.)

    Choose a minimum of 36 semester hours from the four groups below with at least six (6) hours from each of the Groups 1, 2, and 3 and at least three (3) hours from Group 4. Students may choose a maximum of 12 hours in any one department. At least 18 hours of the 36 hours must be at the 300 level or above. Students may count a maximum of two (2) internships toward the major.
    1. Natural Sciences (at least 6 s.h.)
      ATY 253/253L; BIO 271, 277, 301/302 (lab), 322, 341, 354, 361, 420, 430, 431, 438, 477, 497; CHEM 205/206 (lab), 252, 331/333, 351, 352, 490; ENV 399 (science focus); GEO 205, 305, 311/311L, 314/314L, 330, 495; HEA 314.
    2. Applied Social Sciences (at least 6 s.h.)
      ATY 213, 330, 450, 465, 520, 526; GEO 105, 303, 313, 357, 359, 495; HEA 207, 316; HTM 463, HTM/RPM/GEO 320; ENV 493
    3. Policy and Humanities (at least 6 s.h.)
      ECO 380; ENG 219, 318, 319, 323, 380, 401; ENV/PSC 312, ENV/PSC 313, ENV/PSC 314; ENV 399, 401, 493; HIS 311; IAR 221, 222; MST 326; PHI 363; HEA 318, REL 250, SOC 202, 365, 370.
    4. Research Methodology (at least 3 s.h.)
      ATY 476; ECO 250; ENG 323, 327; GEO 322; HEA 315, 325, 340; PSC 301; PSY 311; RPM 418; SOC 301; STA 291.