2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jan 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

Environmental Studies: Concentration in Ecology and Environmental Biology

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Environmental Studies majors must fulfill the following requirements:

One course from:

II. Required courses outside the major—12-16 hours:


III. Special departmental requirements—28–33 hours, depending on concentration:

Major competency is satisfied in ENVR 480 and either 490 or 499. These courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Concentration in Ecology and Environmental Biology—at least 28 hours distributed as follows:

One 3-4 hour advanced ENVR elective

Either (whichever is not selected above):


The 18 hours must include at least three 4-credit courses; and at least 11 of the 18 hours must be taken in ENVR.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website, https://registrar.unca.edu/liberal-arts-core.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

The credit hours listed are the minimum required.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Seminar 3
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-4
Arts and Ideas 3
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 3


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