Jun 24, 2024  
2018-19 College of Liberal Arts 
2018-19 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies Major

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 Study/Community Engagement Requirement:

  • One of the ten (10) courses taken to complete the major must have a significant field study or community engagement component. These courses are designated each semester by the Chair of the Environmental Studies department.