B.A. Environmental Studies (extended major)

To earn this B.A. degree, complete at least the following 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow.  This degree does not require a minor.

Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check all course descriptions to find out. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit; discuss options with an advisor.)

 

Also be aware that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.

 

Note that the core includes the requirement of an internship, field study, or independent field study; please see an advisor for information. Final projects based on these experiences will be presented in the senior capstone.

 

Also be aware that we will not count a grade of D for major credit. Although we do not require that you retake a required course in which you earn a D, you must complete 56 hours with a grade of C or better in the major requirements in order to graduate.

 

Also please note that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (300 or 400-level).

 

Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.  

Major Requirements

Required Core

Take the following 28 units:

Focus Area

Take 27 units in your chosen focus area, including 9 units each from group A, group B, and group C in that focus area.

 

You may also take special topics courses, or new courses, in any discipline that are consistent with your focus area but are not designated on the focus area list, with your advisorís prior approval.

 

Note that some courses require a prerequisite. You should include prerequisite courses in your program planning and take them as part of your liberal studies coursework when possible. Some courses are not offered every semester, and in some cases seats available to non-majors may be

limited. Plan ahead.

 

Sustainability, Community, And Biocultural Diversity

Take three courses from each of the following groups:

Group A

AIS 470, BIO 326, CENE 150, EGR 190, ENV 440, 440L, FOR 222, FOR 230, FOR 240, FOR 270, FOR 370

Group B

ANT 102, ANT 205, ANT 301, ANT 370, ANT 459, CCJ 312, FOR 493, GGR 248, GGR 371, PL 301, PL 376/PRM 378, POS 344, POS 455, SOC 319, SOC 333, SOC 334, SOC 444

Group C

COM 250, CM 120, HIS 308, HIS 368, HIS 397, HUM 130, HUM 373

 

The Southwest Environment

Take three courses from each of the following groups:

Group A

AIS 470, ENV 330, ENV 440 and 440L, FOR 230, FOR 250, FOR 270, FOR 340, FOR 370, FOR 479, GLG 303, GLG 304

Group B

ANT 102, ANT 205, ANT 306, ANT 351, ANT 459, PL 407, POS 455, SOC 333, SOC 444

Group C

ENG 464, HIS 308, HIS 368, HIS 381, HIS 397, HUM 130, HUM 373

 

Globalization And Environmental Change

Take three courses from each of the following groups:

Group A

AIS 470, BIO 326, BIO 373, BIO 374, CENE 440, EGR 190, ENV 495, FOR 230, FOR 255, FOR/GGR 340, FOR 415, GLG 107, GLG 451, HS 471

Group B

ANT 459, ECO 325, FOR 493, GGR 240, GGR 241, GGR 340, GGR 376, GGR 457, POS 344, POS 455, POS 361, GGR/PL 300, SOC 319, SOC 414, SOC 444

Group C

COM 250, HA 284, HUM 373, REL 391

 

Landscape, Interpretation, and Conservation

Take three courses from each of the following groups:

Group A

BIO 326, BIO 414, CENE 440, ENV 440 and 440L, FOR 222, FOR 240, FOR 250, FOR 270, GLG 110, GLG 112, GLG 304

Group B

ANT 370, ANT 459, GGR 239, GGR 346, PL 201, PL 302, PL/CM 303, PL 376, PL 407, POS 344, POS 455, PRM 300, SOC 333, SOC 334

Group C

COM 250, ENG 441C, HIS 397, HUM 130, HUM 373, PRM 360

 

Water And Energy Systems

Take three courses from each of the following groups:

Group A

BIO 373, BIO 326, CENE 433, CENE 434, CENE 468, ENV 110, FOR/GGR 340, FOR 479, GLG 107, EGR 190, ME 291, ME 451, PHS 101

Group B

CCJ 312, FOR 493, GGR 371, POS 455, SOC 319, SOC 333, SOC 334

Group C

CM 120, COM 250, HIS 308, HIS 397, HUM 130, HUM 373

Language Requirement

You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to two years of university coursework. You may satisfy this requirement by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by

taking CLEP exams arranged by NAUís Counseling and Testing Center.

General Electives

You may take the remaining 30 units from any academic areas you choose, for a total of 120 units. You may use these courses to pursue your specific

interests and goals; consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (You may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

 

Click here for information about Environmental Sciences undergraduate courses and faculty.