Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Environmental Studies: Individual Concentration in Environmental Studies

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Environmental Studies majors must fulfill the following requirements:

One course from:

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

One course from:

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.

Individual Concentration in Environmental Studies

In consultation with their academic advisor, students may select an individual course of study in areas such as Environmental Communications, Agriculture, Water Resources, and Human Ecology. Students interested in an Individual Concentration request an application from the department chair and work with their ENVR advisor to develop a course of study of at least 30 hours for the proposed concentration.

At least 15 of the 30 hours must be ENVR courses. Of the 15 hours in ENVR, 12 hours must be upper-level ENVR courses, and 7 hours must be field- or laboratory-based ENVR courses. Applications and course listings must be approved by the student’s ENVR advisor, the ENVR department chair, and submitted at the time the major is declared. The Individual Concentration requires the completion of all other requirements for the ENVR major as listed in I, II and III above.

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

Courses that satisfy some of the following LAC requirements can be found throughout the curriculum and may be used to fulfill multiple requirements.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Seminar 3-4
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3-4
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3-4
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-8
Arts and Ideas 3-4
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 6-8


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