WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES?
This major is part of the BEP Exploration Group and Social & Behavioral Sciences Exploration Group
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Sustainable Community Food Systems Minor
The Environmental Studies major at UConn is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to understand the interactions between human society and the environment. Majors will focus their studies on an area of special interest, taking electives and related courses that allow greater specialization. Among the many possibilities are environmental sustainability, issues concerning public policy and environmental justice, and the literary and philosophical legacy of human encounters with the non-human world. A major in Environmental Studies can lead to a career in a variety of fields, including public policy, environmental education, eco-tourism, marketing or consulting, journalism, or advocacy.
The major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) or the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). The student’s choice of colleges should be made in consultation with faculty and advisors based upon the student’s interests and career goals.
HOW TO DECLARE:
Follow the directions on the "School, Major and/or Advisor Change Form" here for CAHNR or here for CLAS.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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EVST 1000 - Introduction to Environmental Studies (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2)
NRE 1000 - Environmental Science - (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3)
BIOL 1102 - Foundations of Biology - (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3 Lab)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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