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Requirements for the B.A. or B.G.S. Major

Environmental Studies Introduction to Science and Culture (16-18)  
Majors must complete both of the following: 10
Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change. Satisfied by:
 
Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change  
Global Environment I: Discovery of Environmental Change, Honors
Global Environment II: The Ecology of Civilization. Satisfied by:
 
Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization  
Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization, Honors
Research Methods. Satisfied by one of the following: 3-4
Environmental Planning Techniques  
Environmental Economics  
Biogeography Field and Laboratory Techniques  
Geospatial Analysis  
Advanced Environmental Applications in Geospatial Techniques  
Environmental Geology  
Human Factors  
Statistics. Satisfied by one of the following: 3-4
Elementary Statistics  
Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Environmental Studies Core Knowledge and Skills (12)  
Majors must complete a course in each of the following areas:  
Environmental Policy Analysis. Satisfied by:  
EVRN 320 Environmental Policy Analysis 3
Environmental Law. Satisfied by:  
EVRN 332 Environmental Law 3
Field Ecology. Satisfied by:  
EVRN 460 Field Ecology 3
Capstone Experience. Satisfied by:  
EVRN 615 Capstone Project 3
Environmental Studies Required Electives/Options (0)  
Majors must select an option or design their own. Self-designed emphases must be approved in their entirety by an environmental studies advisor and the undergraduate studies director before implementation. Each option requires 4 courses at the 300+ level.  

Major Hours & Major GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Major Hours
Satisfied by 40 hours of major courses.

Major Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Major Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 30 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Major Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the major. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.


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