B.A. in Environmental Studies Requirements

Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2011

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits (51-52 credits)

  1. Core Courses (27)
    • BIOL 175 Introductory Biology I (3) or BIOL 176 Introductory Biology II (3)
    • BIOL 281 General Ecology (3)
    • CHEM 124 General Chemistry I (3)
    • CHEM 125 General Chemistry II (3)
    • ENG 287 Introduction to Rhetoric (3)
    • ENSC 100 Intro to Environmental Science (3) or GEOG 101 Geog & Nat Environ (3)
    • ENSC 385 Fld Meth in Geog & Environ Sci (3)
    • ENSC 495 Senior Seminar Environ Science (3)
    • GEOG 326 Natural Resources (3)
  2. Quantitative Methods: Chose one course from the three-credit courses listed below: (3)
    • BIOL 280 Biostatistics (3)
    • GEOG 201 Interp Geog Data (3)
    • GEOG 280 Introduction to Geostatistics (3)
    • MARE 250 Statistical Apps in Marine Sci (3)
    • MATH 121 Intro Stats & Prob (3) 1
  3. Humans and the Environment: Choose two courses from the three-credit courses listed below: (6)
    • ANTH 315 Ecological Anthropology (3)
    • ECON 380 Natural Resource Env Eco (3)
    • GEOG 340 Intro to Land Use Planning (3)
    • GEOG 387 Lit Of The Environment (3)
    • GEOG 436 Environ Politics in Pacific (3)
    • GEOG 440 Community Planning (3)
    • PHIL 412 Philosophy of Nature (3)
    • POLS 335 Envir Politics & Policy (3)
  4. Environmental Science: Choose two courses from the three-credit courses listed below: (6)
    • BIOL/GEOG 309 Biogeography (3)
    • GEOG 319 Nat Hazards/Disasters (3)
    • BIOL 381 Conservation Biology (3)
    • CHEM 241-241L Organic Chem I (3), Organic Chem I Lab (1)
    • CHEM 360 Environmental Chemistry (3)
    • GEOG 300 Climatology (3)
    • GEOG 301 Global Warming/Climate Change (3)
    • GEOG 409 Princples of Landscape Ecology (3)
    • GEOL 300 Adv Environmental Earth Sci (3)
    • GEOL 342 Earth Surface Processes (3)
    • GEOL 360 Surface Water (3)
    • GEOL 460 Groundwater (3)
    • MARE 282 Global Change (3)
    • SOIL 304 Tropical Soils (3)
  5. Advanced Environmental Techniques: Choose two courses: (6)
    • ANTH 481 Archaeometry (3)
    • FOR 202 Forestry & Natural Resources (3)
    • GEOG 382 Qualitative Research (3)
    • GEOG 441 Environmentl Impact Assessment (3)
    • GEOG 470 Remote Sensing/Air Photo (3)
    • GEOG 480 Geog Info Sys & Visualization (3)
    • GEOG 481 Advance Geo-Spatial Techniques (3)
    • GEOG 488 Advanced Geostatistics (3)
    • GEOL 445 GIS for Geology (3)
    • GEOL 450 Geological Remote Sensing (3)
    • ENSC 441 Environmentl Impact Assessment (3)
    • ENSC 457 Vegetation of the Hawaiian Isl (3)

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.A. in Environmental Studies

120 Credits

Notes

  1. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  2. At least 33 semester hours must be earned in courses at the 300- and 400-level.
  3. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  4. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  5. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  6. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.

  1. MATH 121 Intro Stats & Prob (3) in Group 2 above counts as a Quantitative Reasoning course in Group 1 above.