Majors and Minors 2014-2015

Environment and Sustainability Major: Standard Program

A minimum of 39 credits is required.
ENVS 100 Introduction to Environment and Sustainability 3 cr
ENVS 200 Writing the Environment 3 cr
ENVS 301 Science of Sustainability and Resilience 3 cr
ENVS 350 U.S. and Western Environmental Politics 3 cr
ENVS 390 Environmental Monitoring 4 cr
ENVS 400 Applied Sustainability 3 cr
ENVS 410 Environmental Ethics 3 cr One of the following: ENVS 360 Global Environmental Policy 3 cr ENVS 370 Water Policy and Politics 3 cr
ENVS 375 Seminar in Water Topics 3 cr Required supporting courses: BIOL 130 Environmental Biology 3 cr
BIOL 135 Environmental Biology Lab 1cr
BIOL 125 Energy and the Environment 3 cr ECON 215 Environmental Economics 3 cr

One of the folllowing:
HWTR 200 This Is the Headwaters 1 cr
HWTR 398 Headwaters Conference 1 cr

One of the following:
ECON 216 Statistics for Business and Economics 3 cr
MATH 213 Probability and Statistics 3 cr
SOC 211 Quantitative Research Methods 3 cr

Environment and Sustainability Major: Comprehensive Program

Students have two options for a comprehensive major: the 62-credit Water Emphasis or the 57-credit Individualized Contract.

Water Emphasis
A minimum of 62 credits is required.
ENVS 100 Introduction to Environment and Sustainability 3 cr
PHYS 125 Energy and the Environment 3 cr
BIOL 130 Environmental Biology 3 cr
BIOL 135 Environmental Biology Lab 1 cr
GEOL 101 Physical Geology 3 cr
GEOL 105 Physical Geology Lab 1 cr
ENVS 200 Writing the Environment 3 cr
ECON 215 Environmental Economics 3 cr
ENVS 301 Science of Sustainability and Resilience 3 cr
GEOG 340 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 cr
ENVS 350 U.S. & Western Environmental Politics 3 cr
ENVS 370 Water Policy and Politics 3 cr
ENVS 373 The Water Planet 3 cr
ENVS 375 Seminar in Water Topics 1-3 cr
ENVS 376 The Colorado Water Workshop 1 cr
ENVS 390 Environmental Monitoring 4 cr
ENVS 400 Applied Sustainability 3 cr
ENVS 410 Environmental Ethics 3 cr

One of the following: 
HWTR 200 This Is the Headwaters 1 cr 
HWTR 398 Headwaters Conference 1 cr 

One of the following: 
ECON 216 Statistics for Business and Economics 3 cr
MATH 213 Probability and Statistics 3 cr
SOC 211 Quantitative Research Methods 3 cr

Two of the following: 
ROE 293 Outdoor Pursuits Education—Water Based 3 cr
ECON 370 Natural Resource Economics 3 cr
ENVS 360 Global Environmental Policy 3 cr
BUAD 410 Water and Environmental Law 3 cr
BIOL 476 Aquatic Ecology (with Lab) 3 cr

One of the following:
ENVS 420 Natural History of the Gunnison Basin 3 cr
ENVS 430 Watersheds of the World 3 cr
ENVS 499 Environmental Studies Internship 3-6 cr

Admission to Recreation and Outdoor Education courses for declared Water Emphasis students is based on instructor permission and available seats

Individualized Contract Emphasis
This Emphasis allows students to design a curriculum in consultation with an Environment and Sustainability advisor and with the approval of the Environment and Sustainability Council. A minimum of 57 credits is required including the 39-credit Standard Major. Proposals for an Individualized Contract should be developed before the second semester of the junior year, and applicants must have a minimum of a 3.200 GPA in the major and a 3.000 overall GPA. Consult an Environment and Sustainability advisor for details. Environment Sustainability and Business Administration Coordinated Double Major: If a student elects to complete an Environment and Sustainability Major: Standard Program and the coordinated Business Administration Major: Standard Program, the student must take ECON 202 Microeconomics instead of ECON 215 Environmental Economics; and ENVS 360 Global Environmental Policy must be elected. ECON 216 must be elected, with MATH 140 as its prerequisite.

Environment and Sustainability Minor

A minimum of 18 credits is required for a Minor in Environment and Sustainability including twelve credits of ENVS or HWTR electives, and the following: ENVS 100 Intro to Environment and Sustainability 3 cr ENVS 200 Writing the Environment 3 cr

Capstone Course Requirement. The following course in the Environment and Sustainability Major fulfills the capstone course requirement: Applied Sustainability.