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Students must fulfill all requirements for bachelor's degrees, including Mason Core requirements. Students pursuing a BA in environmental and sustainability studies must complete additional college requirements for the BA degree in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students pursuing this degree must complete a minimum of 60 credits within the major, with a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course.
Of the credits required for this degree, 14 credits simultaneously fulfill core requirements for the major and Mason Core requirements, and, depending on the concentration and electives chosen, up to 9 credits may simultaneously fulfill Mason Core requirements and college BA requirements.
Core requirements may satisfy Mason Core requirements in natural science (EVPP 110, 111) and the college BA requirement for social and behavioral science (GOVT 361).
EVPP 377 - Applied Ecology Credits: 3
EVPP 210 - Environmental Biology: Molecules and Cells Credits: 4
EVPP 301 - Environmental Science: Biological Diversity and Ecosystems Credits: 4
EVPP 302 - Environmental Science: Biomes and Human Dimensions Credits: 4
INTS 334 - Environmental Justice Credits: 4
EVPP 322 - Business and Sustainability Credits: 3
BIOL 214 - Biostatistics for Biology Majors Credits: 4
INTS 210 - Sustainable World Credits: 4
EVPP 480 - Sustainability in Action Credits: 4
Students must complete one concentration.
The requirements for this concentration satisfy the Mason Core requirement in social and behavioral science (ECON 104) and, depending on the elective chosen, may fulfill the college BA requirement in non-Western culture (ECON 362).
Completion of these courses will satisfy the Mason Core social and behavioral science requirement.
EVPP 362 - Intermediate Environmental Policy or GOVT 362 - Intermediate Environmental Policy
GOVT 351 - Administration in the Political System
CONF 340 - Global Conflict Analysis and Resolution
ECON 306 - Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 311 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 330 - Public Finance
ECON 345 - Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 412 - Game Theory and Economics of Institutions
EVPP 396 - Directed Topic in Environmental Science and Policy
GEOL 420 - Earth Science and Policy
GGS 307 - Sustainable Development
GOVT 336 - Political Development and Change
GOVT 339 - Issues in the Politics of Advanced Industrial Societies
GOVT 343 - International Political Economy
GOVT 357 - Urban Governance and Planning
GOVT 364 - Public Policy Making
INTS 331 - The Nonprofit Sector
INTS 371 - Food Systems and Policy
Other course work with advisor approval
The university requires all students to complete at least one course designated as "writing intensive" in their major at the 300 level or above. Students majoring in environmental and sustainability studies should consult an advisor to learn how to fulfill this requirement.