Quinnipiac University

BA in Sustainability and Environmental Policy 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 Sustainability and Environmental Policy program, and an example of what your academic experience might look like.

BA in Sustainability and Environmental Policy

  • University Curriculum1, 46 credits

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

  • Environmental Program Shared Core

    • ENV 101, Introduction to Environmental Studies, 3 credits

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

    • ENV 350, Environmental Studies Practicum, 1-4 credits

    • ENV 390, Environmental Writing, 3 credits
    • PL 226, Environmental Ethics, 3 credits
    • GP 240, Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits

    • Select one of the following courses (3 credits):

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

      • ENV 230, Sustainable Development (AN 230)

    • IDS 400, Transdisciplinary Project, 3 credits

  • Sustainability and Environmental Policy Core

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

    • ENV 215, Research Methods in Environmental Studies, 3

    • Choose two of the following courses (6 credits):

      • EC 304, Environmental Economics ENV 304)

      • LE 355, Environmental Law (ENV 355)

      • PO 209, Environmental Politics and Policy (ENV 209)

  • Electives3, 6-8 credits

  • Free Electives, 24-33 credits

Total Credits: 120

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 Choose two electives from the areas of Economics, Government/Policy, Law; Data Science and Analysis; Culture, Geography, History, Society; Climate/Earth Science/Geology; or Biology/Ecology/Health.