Degrees & Requirements

  • Environmental Studies-Policy (B.A.)

    ENVS 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)
    ENVS 450 Seminar in Environmental Studies (3)
    One course from: (4)
    BIOL 105 Introduction to College Biology
    BIOL 117 General Biology

    CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4)
    GEOG 205 Environment and Planning (3)
    GEOG 322 Environmental Policy (3)
    ECON 151 Principles of Economics I (3)
    POLS 103 Politics of the United States (3)
    Three courses from: (7-12)
    ENVS 200 Environmental Monitoring (4)
    ENVS 212X Environmental Geography (4)
    ENVS 225 Sustainable Agriculture in Appalachia (3)
    ENVS 350 Special Topics in Environmental Studies (1-4)
    ESCI 201 Weather and Climate (3)
    GEOG 340 Geographic Information Systems (3)
    Total37-42
    Additional requirements
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics (4)
    Three courses from: (8-14)
    ENVS 300 Wildlife Monitoring and Management (4)
    ENVS 460 Independent Study (3-4)
    ENVS 470 Internship (2-6)
    GEOG 221 Fundamentals of Economic Geography (3)
    GEOG 311 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)
    GEOG 332 Principles of Land Use Planning (3)
    PHIL 224 Environmental Ethics (3)
    SOCI 230 Environmental Sociology (3)
    MCOM 262 Science Communication (3)
    OR
    Major or Minor in another discipline

    The senior project is fulfilled by ENVS 450.

  • Environmental Studies-Science (B.S.)

    ENVS 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)
    ENVS 200 Environmental Monitoring (4)
    ENVS 300 Wildlife Monitoring and Management (4)
    ENVS 450 Seminar in Environmental Studies (3)
    BIOL 117 General Biology (4)
    CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4)
    Three courses from: (9-10)
    ENVS 205X Environment and Planning (3)
    ENVS 225 Sustainable Agriculture in Appalachia (3)
    ENVS 320X Hydrology (4)
    ENVS 322X Environmental Policy (3)
    Total35-36
    Additional Requirements
    MATH 151 Calculus I (4)
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics (4)
    Three courses from: (7-14)
    BIOL 201 Organismal Biology (4)
    BIOL 225 Plant Taxonomy (4)
    BIOL 340 Tropical Biology (4)
    CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 221 Analytical Chemistry (4)
    ESCI 201 Weather and Climate (3) ESCI 202 Geomorphology (3)
    ESCI 212 Environmental Geology (4)
    ENVS 350 Special Topics in Environmental Studies (1-4)
    ENVS 460 Independent Study (3-4)
    ENVS 470 Internship (2-6)
    ENVS 490 Honors Thesis (3)
    GEOG 221 Fundamentals of Economic Geography (3)
    GEOG 311 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)
    GEOG 332 Principles of Land Use Planning (3)
    GEOG 340 Geographic Information Systems (3)
    MCOM 262 Science Communication (3)
    PHYS 201 General Physics I (4)
    OR
    Major or Minor in another discipline

    The senior project is fulfilled by ENVS 450.

  • Geography (B.A.)

    One course from: (3) 
    GEOG 111 Human Geography
    GEOG 211 Urban Geography
    GEOG 221 Fundamentals of Economic Geography
    One course from: (3)
    GEOG 205 Environment and Planning
    GEOG 311 Conservation of Natural Resources
    One course from: (3)
    GEOG 201X Weather and Climate
    GEOG 202X Geomorphology

    GEOG 240 Geospatial Techniques (3)
    GEOG 331 Geography of the U.S. and Canada (3)
    GEOG 450 Seminar (3)
    GEOG 460 Independent Study (3)
    One to Three additional Geography courses (3-9)
    Total24-30
    Additional Requirement: 
    MATH 120 Or above (3)

    The senior project is fulfilled by completion of an independent study (460).

  • Geography-Social Sciences (B.A.)

    GEOG 111 Human Geography (3) 
    GEOG 201X Weather and Climate (3) 
    GEOG 221 Fundamentals of Economic Geography (3) 
    One course from: (3)
    GEOG 322 Environmental Policy
    GEOG 331 Geography of the U.S. and Canada

    GEOG 450 Seminar (3)
    RELG 212 Asian Religions (3)
    One course from: (3)
    GEOG 350X Selected Topics in Geography and Earth Science
    HIST 205 Historical Methods
    SOCI 330 Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

    HIST 110 Modern World History (3)
    HIST 111 American History to 1861 (3)
    HIST 112 American History Since 1861 (3)
    Two courses from:
    POLS 103Politics of the United States
    POLS 105Introduction to International Relations
    POLS 225 Comparative Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
    HIST 318 Appalachia
    SOCI 221 Cultures and Peoples
    Two courses from: (6)
    ECON 151 Principles of Economics I
    ECON 152 Principles of Economics II
    HIST 220 Economic History of the U.S. 
    Two courses from economics, history, sociology, geography, political science, or religion* (6)
    Total48
    Additional Requirements
    One course from: (3-4)
    MATH 123 Precalculus (3)
    MATH 151 Calculus I (4)
    One course from: (4)
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics
    STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
    STAT 163 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

    *Chosen in consultation with the advisor.

    Students planning to pursue graduate study are encouraged to take Statistics 161 or 162.

    The college computer proficiency requirement is met by Computer Information Management 140.

  • Geography-Teacher Preparation 6-12 (Earth Science Licensure) (B.A.)

    Requirements:
    One course from: (3)
    GEOG 111 Human Geography
    GEOG 211 Urban Geography
    GEOG 221 Fundamentals of Economic Geography
    One course from: (3)
    GEOG 205 Environment and Planning
    GEOG 311 Conservation of Natural Resources
    One course from:
    GEOG 201X Weather and Climate
    GEOG 202X Geomorphology * See ESCI endorsement

    GEOG 331 Geography of US & Canada (3)
    GEOG 450 Seminar (3)
    GEOG 460 Senior Project (1-4)
    Two additional Geography courses
    Earth Science endorsement
    ESCI 111 Physical Geology (4)
    ESCI 112 Historical Geology (4)
    ESCI 201 Weather and Climate (also GEOG 201X) (3)
    ESCI 202 Geomorphology (also GEOG 202X) (3)
    ESCI 310 General Oceanography (2)
    Two additional Earth Science courses (6)
    GEOG 240 Geospatial Techniques (3)
    PHYS 101 Astronomy (4)
    Total47-50
    Additional requirements
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics (4)

    Licensure Requirements:
    EDUC 114 Introduction to Education (1)
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5)
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5)
    EDUC 305 Human Growth and Development (3)
    EDUC 320 Technology and Instructional Design (3)
    EDUC 370 Survey of Exceptional Children (3)
    EDUC 440 Seminar: Teaching in Secondary School (2)
    EDUC 441 Supervised Teaching in Secondary School (10)
    EDUC 445 Foundations of Education (3)
    EDUC 449 Reading, Writing and Instruction in Content Areas (3)
    EDUC 450 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary School (3)
    Total32
    Additional Requirements
    One course from: (3)
    HIST 111 American History to 1861*
    HIST 112 American History since 1862*
    Recommended
    One course from: (3)
    HHP 231 Personal Health
    HHP 232 School and Community Health
    HHP 251 Safety Education
    For middle school endorsement:
    EDUC 401 Practicum in Education (2)

    *Met as Modes of Inquiry Core Requirement.

    Education 440, 441, and 450 are taken in the professional semester. 134

    Student Teaching is the senior project for teacher preparation, but individual departments may have additional senior project requirements.  

  • Minor in Environmental Studies

    A student may minor in environmental studies by completing Environmental Studies 100, 200, and 450, and three courses chosen from the following: Environmental Studies 205X, 212X, 225, 300, 320X, 350, Earth Science 201, Geography 240, 311, 322, 332, 340, 390, Biology 411, Economics 262.

  • Minor in Food Science

    A student may minor in food studies by completing:

    • Environmental Studies 100 or Civic Innovation 100 or Sociology 230;
    • Environmental Studies 225 or Civic Innovation 224, 225, and 226, or Civic Innovation 225;
    • Sociology 230 or SOCI 250 Food and Justice (required if SOCI 230 already taken);
    • Environmental Studies 206;
    • Environmental Studies 207;
    • Environmental Studies 470 or Civic Innovation 470 or Sociology 470
  • Minor in Geography

    A student may minor in geography by completing Geography 111 or 221; either 201X or 202X; either 331 or 333; either 450 or 460; and two additional geography courses approved by the department chair.


  • This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.

    For Current Students, you may check your individual degree requirements using Self-Service. More information in regards to this can be found on the Registrar’s page.