Environmental and Sustainability Studies

The major in environmental and sustainability studies at Western Michigan University:

  • Fosters environmental awareness and scientific literacy for the general student.
  • Offers careful interdisciplinary training of majors and minors to understand environmental complexity and health, enabling them to be creative and able problem solvers.

Major Requirements

Environmental and sustainability studies majors must:

  • Be enrolled in a second major curriculum of their choice, which can include any other major in any department or college at Western Michigan University.
  • Complete a minimum of 32 credit hours of ENVS courses.
  • Meet the appropriate prerequisites before enrolling in each course.
  • Receive a grade of “C” or better in all classes counted toward the major unless otherwise noted.

Course listing from catalog

Minor requirements

The minor in environmental and sustainability studies at Western Michigan University is offered to students who seek insight into the nature of the environment and into the complexity of environmental problems, but who choose not to major in this program. Students enrolled in the minor must:

  • Complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of ENVS courses to receive the minor.
  • Meet the appropriate prerequisites before enrollment in each class.
  • Receive a grade of “C” or better in all classes counted toward the minor unless noted otherwise.

Course listing from catalog