Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Environmental Studies. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3MATH 365, GEOG 316, or BIOL 570 (Major Requirement)23-4
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
EVRN 140 or 144 (Goal 3 Natural Science, BA Lab Req, Major Requirement)5EVRN 142 or 145 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)5
 16 16-17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Humanities3
Goal 2.2 Communication3EVRN 320 (Major Requirement)33
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43
EVRN 332 (Major Requirement)33Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 15-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
Research Methods Course (Major Requirement)53EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EVRN 460 (Major Requirement)33EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3EVRN 615 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Stratgies, or elective)1
 15 13
Total Hours: 120-123
1

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course. 

2

The BA degree requires an additional Quantitative Reasoning course with MATH 101 as a pre-requisite. MATH 365 fulfills this requirement as do the courses on this website. BIOL 570 and GEOG 316 do not, and will require another Quantitative Reasoning course to fulfill the BA degree requirements.

3

EVRN 332 and EVRN 460 are fall only courses; EVRN 320 is a spring only course.

4

A total of 12 hours of EVRN 300+ electives are required for the major. Students are encouraged to choose courses based on an emphasis area in consultation with an advisor.

5

Research Methods can be fulfilled by UBPL 538, ECON/EVRN 550, EVRN/GEOG 433, EVRN 410, EVRN 510, GEOL 351, or GEOG 510.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.