Jan 20, 2019
Requirements for the Major
Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements. Complete a total of 180 credits including a minimum of 58 credits in upper division Environmental Science and Policy courses, 36 credits of which must be completed at SOU.
Students must have no grade lower than a C- in all coursework that will be applied to the major and have a minimum 2.5 GPA in SOU Environmental Science and Policy courses required for graduation. Note: Only practica (ES 409) and internship (ES 498) courses are P/NP; no other lower division Environmental Science and Policy core courses or upper division Environmental Science and Policy courses may be taken P/NP.
Complete the core requirements for the ES major.
Complete the requirements for additional upper division courses for the ES major.
Environmental Science and Policy Core Requirements
Required Lower Division (26 credits):
Required Gateway Core Requirements (13-14 credits):
Students must have successfully completed the above lower division core classes to take the gateway core classes.
Upper Division Environmental Science and Policy Core (32 credits):
Students must have successfully completed the above lower division and gateway core classes to take upper division core classes.
Upper Division Natural Science (16 credits):
Upper Division Social Science–choose 4 (16 credits):
Capstone Requirements (9-12 credits):
A combination of a directed or independent ES capstone course/project, along with an internship/practicum facilitated through either ES or the minor or certificate area (see below). To enroll in the capstone, students must complete at least 24 credits of upper division core coursework.
Upper Division Additional Requirements (28 credits):
All Environmental Science and Policy majors are required to complete 28 upper division credits in addition to the core. These can be completed through any one of the following:
a) Complete at least 28 credits of upper division Environmental Science and Policy coursework from the following:
b) Complete at least 28 credits of upper division coursework as approved by an advisor.
Courses can come from Environmental Science and Policy and/or other SOU disciplines.
c) Complete a minor in an area outside Environmental Science and Policy
Note that minors include lower division courses, which do not apply to the 28 upper division credits required. Advisor approval required. Examples include but are not limited to:
d) Complete a SOU Certificate
Note that certificates include lower division courses, which do not apply to the 28 upper division credits required. Advisor approval required. Examples include but are not limited to:
e) Participation in an SOU-approved study abroad program for a full academic year.
(Coursework must be pre-approved by the Program of Environmental Science and Policy prior to departure.) Students who participate in an SOU-approved study abroad program for a shorter period of time may receive credit toward the Environmental Science and Policy upper division coursework required in “Part a” above.