Environmental Studies Pathway

 The Environmental Studies Pathway explores environmental resources, problems, and solutions in order
 to develop students’ ability to function as highly responsible environmental citizens and professionals.

Each Pathway must contain 4 courses covering a minimum of 3 different disciplines. In addition to the courses listed below, Honors and special-topics courses may be used in Pathways if they have been approved for this purpose. See here for a list of Fall 2015 course offerings applicable to Pathways.

  • BIOL 101 Topics in Biology
  • BIOL 214 Life on Earth
  • BIOL 327 Freshwater Ecology *cross-listed ENSC 327; pre-reqs BIOL 130-131 and at least
    one semester of Chemistry with a lab;
    OR BIOL 360 Ecology *cross-listed ENSC 360; pre-reqs
    BIOL 130-131, MATH 130, and one semester of Chemistry with a lab
  • CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry
  • ECON 305 Environmental Economics *prereq ECON 103
  • ENG 231 Literature of the Hudson River Valley
  • ENSC 101 Introduction to Environmental Issues
  • ENSC 202 Political Process & the Env. *cross-listed POSC 202; pre-reqs ENSC 101/POSC 110
  • ENSC 210 Introduction to Geology *prereq ENSC 101
  • ENSC 306 Environmental Health *prereq BIOL 101 or 130 or ENSC 101 or instructor permission
  • HIST 218 History and Culture of the Mid-Hudson Valley
  • HIST 263 Eastern Europe and Russia from 1928 to the Present
  • PHIL 301 Environmental Ethics


Students may also select the non-breadth area course below for this Pathway:

  • MDIA 332 Current Issues in Film *contingent on appropriate topic