Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 66

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 100 Preparation for Chemistry 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Second Semester
CHEM 115
General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry
or Chemistry for the Energy and the Environment
3-5
ENVS 224 Research Methods for Environmental Studies 4
Physical Environment – Select One: 3
Environmental Geology  
Our Physical Environment  
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
 Units16-18
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Fifth Semester
BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology 3
CHEM 380 Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution 3
ENVS 300 Environmental Studies 3
Emphasis Electives (11-12 units total) 5 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
ENVS 450GW Environmental Law and Policy - GWAR 3
Sustainability and Social Justice – Select One 6 3
Global/International – Select One: 3
Global Environmental Crisis  
Climate Politics and Policy  
International Political Economy of Food and Hunger  
Emphasis Elective (11-12 units total) 5 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
Emphasis Elective (11-12 units total) 4 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 3 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
ENVS 680 Environmental Studies Internship 3
ENVS 690 Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies 3
Emphasis Electives (11-12 units total) 5 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 5
 Units14
 Total Units120-122