environmental studies program
The Environmental Studies Program uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the science and policy of the Earth's environmental challenges and is designed to complement any undergraduate major.
The goals of the Environmental Studies minor are to provide undergraduate students with:
- an awareness of the scientific, political and cultural aspects of the world's environmental problems and paths toward sustainable solutions;
- a background for environmentally related careers in business, education, law, policy or research; and
- preparation for graduate study.
Note: All Environmental Studies minors take environmental science and policy foundation courses chosen from a short list of options, three elective courses chosen from offerings in various departments, and a senior seminar (GE 580) in the spring semester.
The classes of 2015-2017 have a new set of requirements that makes use of new course offerings at BC. The class of 2014 will find that their minor requirements are largely compatible with the new curriculum.
Substitutions, including courses taken during summer or junior semester abroad programs, can be made on a case-by-case basis. Students interested in substituting a course should email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: class year, ES minor requirement to be filled, course name, course number, course description (and/or syllabus), and institution. Once your substitution has been approved via email, drop off a Course Substitution form (available from Student Services or International Programs) with printed copies of the relevant emails in Devlin 213 for a signature. To be safe, it is always best to seek approval before you take any external course.
Requirements for the Environmental Studies Minor for the Class of 2014.
Requirements for the Environmental Studies Minor for the Class of 2015 and beyond.