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Environment and Sustainability

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Major in Environment and Sustainability

Lower-level Requirements

Students must take 9 credits GEOG 121, 211, GEOB/GEOS1 270; and 6 credits GEOB/GEOS1 102*, 103*; and 3 credits from GEOB/GEOS1 200, 204, 206, 207, GEOG 122, 220, 250.

*Students may obtain credit for only one of GEOS 102, GEOB 102 or EOSC 112, and only one of GEOS 103, GEOB 103 or EOSC 110. See the Science Credit Exclusion List.

Upper-level Requirements

30 credits from courses numbered 300 and higher, as follows:

Environmental Concentration

  • 6 credits GEOG 313, 314
  • 6 credits from GEOG 310, 311, 312, 316, 318, 351
  • 3 credits from GEOB/GEOS1 300, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308
  • 3 credits from GEOB/GEOS1 400, 401, 402, 407; GEOG 410, 412, 419, 423

Research and Methods

  • 3 credits GEOG 374
  • 9 credits from GEOG 315 (or 379b), 319, 345, 371, 395, 410, 412, 419, 423, 429, 446, 447, 448; GEOB/GEOS1 309, 370, 372, 373, 400, 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, 472, 479

Although some courses pertain to more than one requirement, no course can be counted twice (credits applied to more than one requirement) within the Major.

1As of 2021S, the course code GEOS replaced the course code GEOB. There were no changes to course content.

Recommended Program Electives

Please refer to the geography website for suggestions on program electives.

Geographic Information Science

Students wishing to specialize in Geographic Information Science should take the GEOB/GEOS 270, 370, 479; 372, 472; 373 suite of courses.

Minor in Environment and Sustainability

Lower-level Requirements

Students must take 6 credits of GEOG 121, 211 and 3 credits from GEOB/GEOS1 102 or 103.

Upper-level Requirements

21 credits of geography (GEOG/GEOB/GEOS1) courses numbered 300 and higher, as follows:

  • 6 credits of GEOG 313, 314
  • 15 credits from GEOB/GEOS1 303, 306, 307, GEOG 310, 311, 312, 316, 318, 319, 351, 395, 396, 410, 412, 419, 423, 432, 446, 495, 497

1As of 2021S, the course code GEOS replaced the course code GEOB. There were no changes to course content.

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