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B.A. in Environmental Conservation

Environmental issues are many and there are diverse approaches to solving them. The B.A. in Environmental Conservation is an interdisciplinary program. Students in this major can design their own course of study and focus through the integration of environmental conservation with other disciplines, either through co-majors, minors, concentrations, or by self-designing a package of general electives from disciplines across campus. If you are interested in approaching environmental issues from, for example, an economics, psychology, education, policy, journalism, writing, or other perspective, this program is right for you.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the B.A. in Environmental Conservation program is to provide women with the knowledge and skills needed to protect biodiversity: species, habitats, and ecosystems. Students majoring in Environmental Conservation study conservation issues within global, sociopolitical, and cultural contexts, become civically engaged, and learn to communicate the importance of preserving biodiversity to a variety of audiences. Students who complete the B.A. degree are prepared to solve the environmental issues that affect biodiversity through an interdisciplinary approach and to become leaders in the field of environmental conservation.

Program Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 and a minimum average in the major of 2.0 are required for the major in biodiversity and conservation biology. A grade of C- or better is needed for all courses that fulfill the departmental requirements. Courses transferred in for all majors must be taken less than 10 years ago. Students may not declare multiple majors in any combination of: biology, environmental conservation, genetic engineering, integrated biology, neuroscience or nuclear medicine technology. Students must earn a grade of C- or better in prerequisite courses before proceeding to subsequent courses.

Total Number of Credits: 49