Requirements – Environmental Studies Concentration in Environmental STEM

Major in Environmental Studies with Concentration in Environmental STEM (70–75 hours)

All of the following (19 hours):

  • ENVS 161 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3 hours
  • ENVS 171 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours
  • ENVS 217 Environmental Policy 3 hours
  • COMM 418 Women, Leadership, and Communication 3 hours
  • ENVS 385 Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Methods 3 hours
  • ENVS 386 Current Issues in Environmental Studies 1 hours
  • ENVS 495 Comprehensive Project Seminar 3 hours

One Environmental Ethics Course:

  • PHIL 256 Environmental Ethics 3 hours

One Environmental Biology Course:

  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology 4 hours
  • BIO 323 Ecology 4 hours

One Environmentally-Related Science Elective:

  • BIO 308 Vertebrate Natural History 4 hours
  • BIO 316 Conservation Biology 4 hours
  • BIO 323 Ecology 4 hours
  • BIO 332 Ornithology 3 hours
  • CHEM 311 Thermodynamics 3 hours
  • PHYS 205 Nuclear Science (will be PHYS 235) 3 hours
  • PHYS 302 Materials Science(will be PHYS 215) 3 hours
  • PHYS 311 Thermodynamics (will be PHYS 343) 4 hours

With program permission, the following earth or water science courses offered at Notre Dame may be used to fulfill this requirement: CE 20110 – Planet Earth, CE 20520 – Environmental Mineralogy, CE 20320 – Environmental Aquatic Chemistry.

Four Courses in an Area Focus, either (a) Applied Mathematics or (b) Earth and Water Science

(a) Applied Mathematics

  • MATH 231 Calculus III 4 hours
  • MATH 326 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4 hours
  • MATH 335 Differential Equations II 3 hours
  • or MATH 336 Numerical Analysis 3 hours
  • MATH 381 Mathematical Modeling 3 hours

(b) Earth and Water Science Courses (at Notre Dame) chosen from

  • CE 20110 Planet Earth 3 hours
  • CE 20320 Environmental Aquatic Chemistry 3 hours
  • CE 20520 Environmental Mineralogy 3 hours
  • CE 30300 Intro to Environmental Engineering 3 hours
  • CE 30320 Water Chemistry and Treatment 3 hours
  • CE 30455 Environmental Hydrology 3 hours

Required Supporting Courses 
All of the following:

  • CHEM 121-122 Principles of Chemistry I, II 8 hours
  • PHYS 121-122 General Physics I, II 8 hours
  • MATH 131-132 Calculus I, II 8 hours
  • or MATH 133 Theory and Application of Calculus 4 hours
  • MATH 345-346 Probability, Statistics (Applied Mathematics focus) 6 hours
  • or ACMS 30440 Probability and Statistics (Earth & Water Science focus) 3 hours