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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.
INTS 370 - Sustainable Food Systems
INTS 371 - Food Systems and Policy
INTS 470 - Professional Pathways in Sustainable Food Systems
ANTH 366 - Food and Human Evolution
ANTH 376 - Food and Culture
BIOL 344 - Plant Diversity and Evolution
BIOL 345 - Plant Ecology
EVPP 436 - The Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change
GGS 303 - Geography of Resource Conservation
INTS 331 - The Nonprofit Sector
INTS 338 - Animal Rights and Humane Education
INTS 402 - Plants and People - Sustenance, Ceremony, and Sustainability
NUTR 295 - Introduction to Nutrition
NUTR 408 - Introduction to Food Security
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.