Environmental and Sustainability Studies

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

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

Major

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 WMU.
  • 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 courses counted toward the major unless noted otherwise.

Minor

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.
  • Meet the appropriate prerequisites before enrolling in each course.
  • Receive a grade of C or better in all courses counted toward the minor unless noted otherwise.