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University Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs The George Washington University  



Director D. Rain

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary program in environmental studies leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Housed in the Department of Geography, the major combines courses drawn from biological sciences, geological sciences, and geography, as well as American studies, anthropology, economics, English, history, public health, religion, sociology, and statistics.

Bachelor of Arts with a major in environmental studies—The following requirements must be fulfilled:

1. The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

2. Prerequisite courses—BiSc 1005-6 or 1111-12; Geol 1001 and 1002, or 1002 and 1005; Geog 1002 and 1003.            

3. Required courses for the major—24 credits chosen from designated courses in the areas of environmental techniques and assessment, environmental processes, and environment and society. Lists of courses that may be chosen to fulfill the areas are available in the Department of Geography; a minimum of two courses must be selected from each area. In addition to the 24 credits of area courses, a 3-credit field course must be chosen from BiSc 3456 or 2458, Geol 4195, and Geog 2196.


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