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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies and Sustainability Major (BA)

Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University or by completion of an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form .

Degree Requirements

If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.



Major Requirements

Complete at least 46 credits from 18 courses including the core requirement courses (four natural sciences/math area courses, one natural resource area course, one social sciences area course, two humanities area courses, one interdisciplinary/sustainability course, one economics/economic development area course), four electives, three seminars, and a capstone.

GPA: A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required from all major courses.
Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major.
Residency: At least five courses from environmental science (except for ENVSCI 114, 124, 134 and first year seminars), ENVSTY (except for ENVSTY 210, 310, and 410), and CDVCTR must be completed at UMass Boston.

Course Requirements

Core Courses (28 Credits)

Electives (12 Credits)

Complete four electives by taking one course in each of the areas below. At least two of the electives must be at the 300-level or higher.