Quinnipiac University

BA in Environmental Studies (Co-Major) Curriculum

Our curriculum builds industry-specific knowledge and skills while giving you the flexibility to customize your schedule based on your needs. Below are the course requirements for the BA in Environmental Studies (Co-Major) program, and an example of what your academic experience might look like.

BA in Environmental Studies (Co-Major) Curriculum

The co-major in Environmental Studies (BA) is designed to integrate and to be completed in tandem with another major. Students who declare the co-major as part of their program of study will be considered double majors. However, the Environmental Studies (BA) co-major is not designed to be and may not be completed as a stand-alone major.

  • University Curriculum1, 46 credits

  • College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum2, 3-6 credits

Environmental Studies Co-Major Program

  • ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies, 3 credits

  • ENV 120 & 120L, Foundations of Biology and Chemistry and Foundations of Biology and Chemistry Lab3  4 credits

  • ENV 215, Research Methods in Environmental Studies3 credits

  • ENV 220 & 221L, Environmental Science and Environmental Science Lab, 4 credits

  • ENV 230, Sustainable Development (AN 230), 3 credits

  • ENV 222, Environmental Geography and Culture (GP 222), 3 credits

  • ENV 390 Environmental Writing, 3 credits

  • PL 226, Environmental Ethics, 3 credits

  • IDS 200, Rise of Disciplinarity, 3 credits

  • IDS 400, Transdisciplinary Project, 3 credits

  • Cognate Course4

  • MA 275, Biostatistics, 3 credits

  • Free Electives33-36 credits


Total Credits: 120 (depending on primary major)

1 All students must complete the 46 credits of the University Curriculum
2 Students must complete the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements specific to their major.
3 Students with primary majors in the natural sciences may substitute science and methods courses in their majors for these courses, if appropriate.  Similar substitutions may be possible for other majors as well.
4 Required courses that support the Environmental Studies co-major and may be used to fulfill requirements outside the major.
5 These credits will be needed, all or in part, to complete the primary major.