Guide to Academic Planning 2018-2019

Environmental Studies

Course Planning

The following tables represent guides to help with schedule planning and are not exclusive.

For a major with a natural science concentration and interest in biology:

Fall Spring
First Year The Engaged Citizen & Explorations 
EVST 110 Introduction to Environmental Studies
ENGL 275 Literature and Environment
elective
BIOL 150 Cell Biology
3 electives 
Second Year POLI 235 Public Policy
or
POLI 365 Environmental Policy and Management
3 electives
BIOL 190 Botany
or
BIOL 220 Zoology
2 electives
Third Year BIOL 250 Genetics
PSYC 290 Statistics 
or 
BUSI 250 Principles of Statistics 
or  
MATH 250 Statistical Analysis 
or ANTH 335 Geographic Information Science
2 electives
SOCI 375 Environmental Sociology
or
ANTH 312 Land of the Ancestors
or
ANTH 330 Human Impact on the Ancient Environments
3 electives
Fourth Year EVST 497 Senior Seminar
BIOL 365 Ecology and Evolution
2 electives
RELI 270 Ecotheology 
or 
PHIL 270 Environmental Philosophy 
or 
PHIL 315 Ethics in Relation to Friend, Kin, and Community
2 electives

 For a major with a natural science concentration with interest in chemistry:

Fall Spring
First Year  The Engaged Citizen & Explorations 
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I
or

CHEM 150 Accelerated General Chemistry
ENGL 275 Literature and Environment
elective

CHEM 120 General Chemistry II
3 electives
Second Year  EVST 110 Introduction to Environmental Studies
CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry II
POLI 235 Public Policy
or
POLI 365 Environmental Policy and Management
elective
CHEM 280 Environmental Analysis
3 electives
Third Year PSYC 290 Statistics 
or 
BUSI 250 Principles of Statistics 
or
MATH 250 Statistical Analysis 
or
ANTH 335 Geographic Information Science
BIOL 104 Environmental Biology
2 electives
SOCI 375 Environmental Sociology 
or 
ANTH 312  Land of the Ancestors
or 
ANTH 330 Human Impact on the Ancient Environments
ECON 340 Environmental Economics
2 electives
Fourth Year EVST 497 Senior Seminar
3 Electives 
RELI 270 Ecotheology 
or 
PHIL 270 Environmental Philosophy 
or 
PHIL 315 Ethics in Relation to Friend, Kin, and Community
3 electives

For the student wishing to major with a socio-cultural concentration:

Fall Spring
First Year The Engaged Citizen & Explorations
ENGL 275 Literature and Environment
EVST 110 Introduction to Environmental Studies
elective
4 electives
Second Year BIOL 104 Environmental Biology
POLI 235 Public Policy
or
POLI 365 Environmental Policy and Management
2 electives
PSYC 290 Statistics 
or 
BUSI 250 Principles of Statistics 
or
MATH 250 Statistical Analysis  
or 
ANTH 335 Geographic Information Science
RELI 270 Ecotheology
or
PHIL 270 Environmental Philosophy
or
PHIL 315 Ethics in Reltion to Friend, Kin, and Community
2 electives
Third Year 2 Major electives ECON 340 Environmental Economics
CHEM 101 Chemistry of Environment (w/Lab)
SOCI 375 Environmental Sociology
or
ANTH 312 Land of the Ancestors
or
ANTH 330 Human Impact on the Ancient Environments
elective
Fourth Year EVST 497 Senior Seminar
Major elective
2 electives
4 electives


General Advice

  • ENGL 275 must be completed by the end of the sophomore year.
  • Internships should be completed by the end of the summer before the senior year.  The internship must be processed through the Office of Career Discovery and Internships and approved by the Environmental Studies program chair in advance.   

Study-Away Programs

Coursework undertaken through study-away programs (abroad or domestic) enhances the Hendrix environmental studies major, and is encouraged. Appropriate examples include Hendrix-in-Costa Rica, The Hendrix American Southwest Program, The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, and the Semester in Environmental Science. Pre-approval by the EVST department chair is recommended. For more information, see the Engaged Learning Opportunities section of the Catalog