The Environmental Studies Major is a broad-based course of study dealing with the environment and environmental issues, emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach within the context of the liberal arts. Students majoring in environmental studies must complete a second major in a traditional course of study. There are no restrictions on the choice of the second major. However, those students desiring a career in an environmentally related field, or who intend on pursuing graduate work in environmental studies, are strongly encouraged to take additional laboratory courses in the natural sciences, especially chemistry. A successful career in the environmental field will require that the student have a thorough background in laboratory science, social science, statistics, computing, and have strong communication skills.
The Environmental Studies Major & Minor
John Krygier (Department of Geology and Geography) is the Environmental Studies chair and advisor.
The successful completion of both the environmental studies major and a second major requires forethought and planning. Accordingly, students are strongly encouraged to declare their major by March 15 of their sophomore year. Students interested in majoring in environmental studies are urged to meet with Dr. Krygier, at their earliest opportunity.
Environmental Studies Major:
One semester of statistics (MATH 105, MATH 230, or PSYC 210) or two semesters of calculus (MATH 110 and MATH 111).
One unit of independent study in an environmental area supervised by a member of the OWU faculty. The topic must be approved by the Director of Environmental Studies.
Four electives from the following:
Environmental Studies Minor:
Same course substitutions apply as for Major.
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