Bachelor of Arts

Environmental Studies Distribution Requirements

Distribution Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill the Environmental Studies core requirements CANNOT be used to fulfill the Environmental Studies distribution requirements. 

Environmental Science

  • BEARTH 318 Hydrogeology
  • BEARTH 341 Natural Hazards and Human Disasters
  • BES 311 Environmental Chemistry
  • BES 330 Limnology 
  • BES 331 Estuarine Science and Management
  • BES 362 Introduction to Restoration Ecology
  • BES 397 Special Topics in Env. Science
  • BES 460 Water Quality
  • BES 485 Conservation Biology
  • BES 488 Wetland Ecology
  • BES 489 Pacific Northwest Ecosystems
  • BES 490 Pacific NW Plants in Restoration & Conservation
  • BIS 241 Nature & the Northwest
  • BIS 242 Environmental Geography (if not used as a prerequisite)
  • BIS 306 Marine Diversity and Conservation
  • BIS 360 Pollinator Diversity and Conservation (formerly offered under BIS 397)
  • BIS 386 Global Environmental Issues
  • BST 200 Introduction to Climate Science (if not used as a prerequisite)

Methods & Practices

  • BEARTH 321 Geomorphology
  • BES 303 Environmental Monitoring Practicum 
  • BES 316 Ecological Methods
  • BES 317 Soils Laboratory
  • BES 439 Computer Model. & Visual in Environmental Science
  • BES 440 Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • BES 460 Water Quality 
  • BES 462 Restoration Ecology Capstone: Introduction
  • BES 463 Restoration Ecology Capstone: Proposal and Plan
  • BES 490 Pacific Northwest Plants in Restoration & Conservation
  • BIS 232 Introduction to Data Visualization
  • BIS 340 Approaches to Cultural Research
  • BIS 342 Geographic Information Systems
  • BIS 343 Geographic Visualization
  • BIS 344 Intermediate GIS
  • BIS 405 Environmental Education
  • BIS 410 Topics in Qualitative Inquiry
  • BIS 442 Advanced GIS Analysis and Applications
  • BIS 483 Community Organizing
  • BISGWS 303 Approaches to Feminist Inquiry
  • BEDUC 493 Environmental Education

Society & Environment

  • BIS 240 Introduction to Sustainable Practices
  • BIS 241 Nature in the Northwest
  • BIS 244 Wetlands Discovery (2-3 credits)
  • BIS 245 Environmental Humanities
  • BIS 246 Introduction to Sustainability
  • BIS 252 Politics of Science
  • BIS 281 Contemporary Political Ideas and Ideologies
  • BIS 282 Globalization
  • BIS 285 Seminar in Biology
  • BIS 307 Environmental Justice
  • BIS 319 Education and Society (3 credits)
  • BIS 320 Comparative Political Economies
  • BIS 345 American Environmental Thought
  • BIS 353 Human Rights Theory and Practice
  • BIS 356 Ethics and the Environment
  • BIS 358 Issues in Environmental Science
  • BIS 359 Principles & Controversies of Sustainability
  • BIS 360 Pollinator Diversity and Conservation (formerly offered under BIS 397)
  • BIS 385 Art and Climate Change
  • BIS 391 Environmental History of the Pacific Northwest
  • BIS 392 Water and Sustainability
  • BIS 394 Comparative Economic Development
  • BIS 396 Topics in Sustainability
  • BIS 397 Topics in Environmental Studies
  • BIS 458 Energy, Environment and Society
  • BIS 459 Conservation and Sustainable Development
  • BIS 468 Human Rights and Sustainable Development
  • BISGST 303 History and Globalization
  • BISGST 324 International Political Economy
  • BISSEB 304 Institutions and Social Change
  • BISSEB 359 Ethics and Society
  • BBUS 460 Sustainable Business

Environmental Policy & Management

  • BES 362 Intro.to Restoration Ecology
  • BES 464 Restoration Ecology Capstone: Field Site Restoration
  • BES 485 Conservation Biology
  • BIS 307 Environmental Justice
  • BIS 338 Political Institutions and Processes
  • BIS 346 Topics in Environmental Policy
  • BIS 406 Urban Planning and Geography
  • BIS 415 Public Policy and Law
  • BIS 419 Urban Politics and Policy
  • BIS 446 Science, Expertise, and Public Policy
  • BIS 458 Energy, Environment and Society
  • BPOLST 492 Topics in Policy Research
  • BST 445 Political Economy of Energy