Mar 28, 2020
Chad Settle, Economics
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in environmental policy is an interdisciplinary program in environmental studies. It rests on the premise that students must be able to combine an understanding of the scientific basis for environmental problems with knowledge of human needs, history, politics, and economics to derive practical solutions to environmental issues. Correspondingly, coursework involves classes with environmental scholars in various natural science, social science, and humanities departments. While providing a rigorous and broad educational experience, the major also allows students to custom design an area of strength using elective course work.
Students are encouraged to use an internship or study abroad as a capstone experience for the major.
Students majoring in environmental policy should carefully note required prerequisites and plan the use of their elective courses accordingly. Planning in conjunction with the program advisors is highly recommended.
- Demonstrate proficiency in both the natural sciences and the social sciences.
- Develop an ability to connect material between different disciplines with regard to an environmental topic.
- Be successful in their post-graduate academic life and careers.
- Become passionate about learning and analyzing environmental challenges.
Tulsa Curriculum Requirements (53 hours)
Core Curriculum (28 hours)
General Curriculum (25 hours) ****
Block I Electives (6 hours)
Block II Electives (12 hours)
Block III Electives (7 hours)
Including one lab.
*AS 1001 is required for freshmen matriculating at TU immediately after graduating from high school.
**AS 2001 is required for sophomores.
***Language requirement may vary depending upon placement.
****No more than two courses from any one discipline may be used to fulfill General Curriculum requirements. Two courses must be taken which meet the Cultural Diversity and Gender Studies requirement.
Some students may be required to take ENGL 1004 and MATH 1053 .
Environmental Policy Major Requirements (41-45 hours)
The Bachelor of Arts in environmental policy requires a minimum of 41 hours in the major. At least two-thirds of the hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.
Natural and Physical Sciences (14-18 hours)
Social Sciences (15 hours)
Statistical Methods (3 hours)
Environmental Policy Electives (9 hours)
Students must choose 9 additional hours. Electives should be chosen from one or two related fields to give an area of strength. In planning and selecting electives, students must be aware of course prerequisites.
Required Minor (12-15 hours)
Students must, with the advisor’s approval, enroll in at least 12 hours in a minor field. Six of these hours must be at the 3000 level or above.
General Electives (11-18 hours)