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  • Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree Program Details

Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree Program Details

Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree overview here.

Tuition and fees: https://edwardscampus.ku.edu/edwards-campus-tuition-fees
To apply: https://admissions.ku.edu/transfer-requirements-deadlines/transfer-applying


Applications deadlines:
Fall: Feb. 1
Summer: May 1
Spring: Nov. 15
 

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Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies

Admissions criteria:

The admissions requirements for KU’s undergraduate environmental studies programs include:

  1. Meet with an academic advisor/success coach at the Edwards Campus
  1. Apply to the University of Kansas as a transfer or readmit student

 

Curriculum and requirements:


BA/BGS in Environmental Studies

The BA and BGS programs in Environmental Studies requires 40 credit hours, with a minimum of 30 hours at the junior/senior level. This includes a three credit hour capstone project. 

Environmental Studies Introduction to Science and Culture

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EVRN 140/144: Global Environment I/Honors

5

EVRN 140/144

EVRN 142/145: Global Environment II/Honors

5

EVRN 142/145

 

Environmental Studies Core Knowledge and Skills

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EVRN 320: Environmental Policy Analysis

3

EVRN 320

EVRN 332: Environmental Law

3

EVRN 332

EVRN 460: Field Ecology

3

EVRN 460

EVRN 615: Capstone Experience

3

EVRN 615

 

BA/BGS in Environmental Studies Required Electives/Options

Environmental studies majors must select an option or design their own area of emphasis. Each option requires four courses at the 300+ level (12 hours)
 

Statistics (satisfied by one of the following)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

MATH 365: Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 365

GEOG 316: Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data

4

GEOG 316

BIOL 570: Introduction to Biostatistics

4

BIOL 570

 

Research Methods (satisfied by one of the following)

UBPL 538: Environmental Planning Techniques

3

UBPL 538

EVRN/ECON 550: Environmental Economics

3

EVRN/ECON 550

EVRN 410: Env. Appl. Geographic Information Systems

3

EVRN 410

EVRN 510: Adv. Env. Appl. In Geospatial Techniques

3

EVRN 510

GEOL 351: Environmental Geology

3

GEOL 351

GEOG 510: Human Factors

4

GEOG 510

 

 

BS in Environmental Studies 
The BS in Environmental Studies requires 66 credit hours, with a minimum of 24 hours at the junior/senior level. This includes a three credit hour capstone project. 

Environmental Studies Introduction to Science and Culture

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EVRN 140/144: Global Environment I/Honors

5

EVRN 140/144

EVRN 142/145: Global Environment II/Honors

5

EVRN 142/145

 

Environmental Studies Core Knowledge and Skills

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EVRN 320: Environmental Policy Analysis

3

EVRN 320

EVRN 332: Environmental Law

3

EVRN 332

EVRN 460: Field Ecology

3

EVRN 460

EVRN 615: Capstone Experience

3

EVRN 615

 

BS in Environmental Studies Required Electives/Options

Environmental studies majors must select an option or design their own area of emphasis. Each option requires four courses at the 300+ level (12 hours)
 

Statistics (satisfied by one of the following)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

MATH 365: Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 365

GEOG 316: Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data

4

GEOG 316

BIOL 570: Introduction to Biostatistics

4

BIOL 570

 

Mathematics (satisfied by one of the following)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

MATH 115+MATH 116, or MATH 125: Calculus

3-4

MATH 115+MATH 116, or 
MATH 125

 

Biology and Ecology

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

BIOL 150/151: Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology 4 BIOL 150/151
BIOL 152/153: Principles Organismal Biology 4 BIOL 152/153
BIOL 414: Principles of Ecology 3 BIOL 414

 

Chemistry

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

CHEM 130/190: General Chemistry I/Honors

5

CHEM 130/190

CHEM 135/195: General Chemistry II/Honors

5

CHEM 135/195

 

Supporting Laboratory Science (satisfied by one of the following)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

GEOG 104+105: Principles of Physical Geography and Intro Lab in Physical Geography

5

GEOG 104+105

GEOL 102+103: Intro to Geology and Geology Fundamentals Laboratory

5

GEOL 102+103

GEOL 101+103: The Way the Earth Works/Honors and Geology Fundamentals Laboratory

5

GEOL 101+103

CHEM 310/or/CHEM 330+CHEM 331: Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Laboratory

5

CHEM 310
or
CHEM 330+CHEM 331

 

Minor in Environmental Studies 

The BS in Environmental Studies requires 18 credit hours.

Environmental Studies Minor Core

Principals of Environmental Studies (satisfied by one of the following)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EVRN 140/144: Global Environment I/honors

5

EVRN 140/144

EVRN148/149: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies/honors

3

EVRN148/149

 

Environmental History and Culture (satisfied by one of the following)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EVRN 142/145: Global Environment II: The Ecology of Human Civilization/Honors

5

EVRN 142/145

EVRN/HIST 103: Environment and History

3

EVRN/HIST 103

EVRN/GEOG 150: Environment, Culture and Society

3

EVRN/GEOG 150

EVRN/HIST 347: Environmental History of North America

3

EVRN/HIST 347

 

Required Courses

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EVRN 320: Environmental Policy Analysis

3

EVRN 320

EVRN 332: Environmental Law

3

EVRN 332

 

Environmental studies elective at the Junior/Senior Level

Research Methods (satisfied by one of the following)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EVRN 410: Environmental Applictions of Geographic Information Systems

3

EVRN 410

EVRN 460: Field Ecology

3

EVRN 460

EVRN/ECON 550: Environmental Economics

3

EVRN/ECON 550

GEOG 358: Principles of Geographic Information Systems

4

GEOG 358

UBPL 538: Environmental Planning Techniques

3

UBPL 538

GEOL 351: Environmental Geology

3

GEOL 351

 

Some requirements can be met by transfer credit from a community college or other accredited postsecondary institution. Please see the program advisor for advising on your situation.

 


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