Undergraduate Requirements and Courses

The Environmental Studies major is designed to be flexible yet provide a foundation in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities for students who want to focus their undergraduate education on the environment as an organizing theme. To balance the breadth of the core requirements, Environmental Studies students are expected to obtain depth in an area of focus by adding another major, or a minor or two, or selecting one of the Environmental Studies focus areas, or designing their own. For the Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) Environmental Studies majors complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of which 36 must be from Environmental Studies and 39 must be from courses that are 300 level or above.

Freshmen entering UM in the fall semester should ask about the availability of Environmental Studies-oriented Freshman Interest Groups.