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Curriculum

Majors

Applied Environmental Studies Stand-alone Major

The Applied Environmental Studies major provides theoretical grounding of environmental principles while also providing robust training in quantitative methods, spatial analysis and communication skills required for success in the field. Students will be required to complete fifteen classes: five core courses, five skill-based courses, four elective courses in a thematic track, and a project-based capstone course. Students must also complete a pre-approved environmental internship (min. 100hrs; ENV 99). We recommend students to start with the gateway interdisciplinary course ENV 1 Introduction to Environmental Studies.
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Environmental Studies Co-major

The Environmental Studies Co-major allows students to master basic scientific principles of environmental processes to examine interactions between technology and the environment, and to explore the societal context for implementing environmental policy. This co-major requires the completion of five core courses and five courses in a thematic track. Students must also complete a pre-approved environmental internship (min. 100hrs; ENV 99). Students pursuing this major must double-major in a second discipline. We recommend students to start with the gateway interdisciplinary course ENV 1 Introduction to Environmental Studies.
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Attention students: Once you declare Environmental Studies as a major, please send an email to environmentalstudies@tufts.edu so we can promptly add you to our email list.

Summary of Majors' Requirements

Major Requirements Stand-alone Major Co-Major
Gateway Course ENV 1 Intro to Env. Studies (F) ENV 1 Intro to Env. Studies (F)
Natural Science/Tech
(choose two)
BIO 7 Global Change Biology * (S)
ES 25 Env. and Technology (F)
EOS 2 Environmental Geology (S)
CHEM 8 Env. Chemistry (F even years)
BIO 7 Global Change Biology * (S)
ES 25 Env. and Technology (F)
EOS 2 Environmental Geology (S)
CHEM 8 Env. Chemistry (F even years)
Environmental Policy
(choose one)
ENV 135 Env. Policy: U.S. Challenges and Solutions (F)
ENV 135 Env. Policy: Linking US and Global Politics (S)
ENV 135 Env. Policy: U.S. Challenges and Solutions (F)
ENV 135 Env. Policy: Linking US and Global Politics (S)
Environmental Econ
(choose one)
EC 8 Prin. of Economics with Env. Applications (F, S)
EC 30 Env. Economics (pre-req EC 5) (F, S)
EC 8 Prin. of Economics with Env. Applications (F, S)
EC 30 Env. Economics (pre-req EC 5) (F, S)
Thematic Tracks
I: Env. Science
II: Sust., Policy, and Equity
III: Env. Communication
IV: Food Syst, Nut. and the Env.
V: Env. Humanities
VI: Self-Designed
Choose one track and complete:

Four courses from the Electives list

Introductory and Research/Methods courses  are not required for Stand-alone major
Choose one track and complete:

One Introductory course
One Research/Methods course
Three Electives courses
Env. Internship ENV 99 Environmental Internship ENV 99 Environmental Internship
Skill-based Courses ENV 120 Intro to Env. Fieldwork (F, S) 
ENV 170 Env. Data Analysis and Vis. (F)
One Env. Communication course
One Intro Stats course
One Intro to GIS course
Skill-based Courses are not required for Co-major
Senior Project
(choose one)
ENV 191 Environmental Capstone (F)
ENV 198 Directed Research
ENV 199 Senior Thesis (F+S)
Senior Project is not required for Co-major

F= Fall, S=Spring
* May be substituted by AP Env. Sci. score 5. Biology Majors may take Bio 142 or Bio 144 instead.

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Minors

Food Systems and Nutrition

The Food Systems and Nutrition minor encompasses a wide array of topics addressing sustainable food production, policy, access and nutrition. This minor requires taking a total of six courses consisting of an interdisciplinary gateway course (ENV 009), an introductory course and three electives drawn from thematic areas of the student's choice. The minor ends with a required capstone course (ENV 190) or experience.
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Environmental Science and Policy Minor (for Engineering Students)

The Environmental Science and Policy minor is designed to give engineering majors greater exposure to natural and social sciences, and thereby deepening student's understanding of the causes and solutions to problems related to environmental sustainability. The minor requires taking a total of six courses consisting of 3 core classes and 3 elective classes.
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