Jun 01, 2020  
2019-20 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2019-20 College of Liberal Arts

Environmental Studies Major


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Meet the Faculty

The interdisciplinary environmental studies major examines natural and cultural systems from many perspectives – ecological, economic, ethical, historical, geographical, and political. Students study the conservation and utilization of natural resources essential for economic development and public well-being.

The curriculum analyzes the problems, processes, and possibilities of creating a more sustainable society. It also offers preparation for an environmental career, broad background in several related areas of study, or concentration in a particular thematic issue as a basis for graduate study.

Florida offers an ideal laboratory for environmental studies. Nationally recognized projects such as the Everglades Restoration, Wekiva River Habitat Corridor, and models in the New Urbanism place Florida in the forefront of environmental protection and sustainable design.

Major Requirements


Ten (10) courses required: six (6) core courses, one (1) required course in the origins of environmental thought, and three (3) environmental studies electives.

Core Courses; complete six (6):

Electives; complete three (3):


  • At least two (2) of these courses must be at the 300 level or above.

Field Experience Requirement:


  •  May be completed as one of the ten (10) courses taken to complete the major or may be satisifed through an additional course.  Field Experience courses must be approved by the Chair of the Environmental Studies department and may include ENV field study courses, environmentally-focused internships, or other environmentally-focused field study experiences.

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