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. 

Research Methodologies (ENVST:METHODS)

  • BES 301 Science Methods & Practice
  • BES 303 Environmental Monitoring Practicum
  • BES 316 Ecological Methods
  • BES 440 Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • BIS 232 Introduction to Data Visualization
  • BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research
  • BIS 315 Understanding Statistics
  • BIS 340 Approaches to Cultural Research
  • BIS 342 Geographic Information Systems
  • BIS 343 Geographic Visualization
  • BIS 344 Intermediate GIS
  • BIS 442 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Environmental Humanities (ENVST:HUMAN)

  • BIS 245 Environment and Humanities
  • BIS 282 Globalization
  • BIS 319 Public Arts and Environmental Restoration
  • BIS 345 American Environmental Thought
  • BIS 355 History of Science and Technology                                                                                                      
  • BIS 356 Ethics and the Environment
  • BIS 372 Representation, Colonialism, and the Tropical World
  • BIS 391 Environmental History of the Pacific Northwest
  • BIS 385 Art & Climate Change
  • BIS 468 Human Rights and Sustainable Development    

Environment and Society (ENVST:SOCIETY)

  • BIS 252 Politics of Science
  • BIS 307 Environmental Justice
  • BIS 304 Political Economy and the Environment
  • BIS 346 Topics in Environmental Policy
  • BIS 359 Principles & Controversies of Sustainability
  • BIS 392 Water & Sustainability
  • BIS 395 Environmental Change in Washington State
  • BIS 396 Topics in Sustainability
  • BIS 405 Environmental Education
  • BIS 406 Urban Planning and Geography
  • BIS 419 Urban Politics and Policy
  • BIS 458 Energy, Environment and Society
  • BIS 459 Conservation & Sustainable Development
  • BST 445 Political Economy of Energy
  • BISGST 303 History and Globalization
  • BISGST 324 International Political Economy

Environmental Science and Geography (ENVST:ENVSCI)

  • BEARTH 155 Introduction to Climate Science
  • BEARTH 201 Mapping the Earth System
  • BEARTH 317 Soils in the Environment 
  • BEARTH 318 Hydrogeology
  • BEARTH 320 Impacts of Climate Change
  • BEARTH 321 Geomorphology
  • BEARTH 341 Natural Hazards and Human Disasters
  • BES 312 Ecology
  • BES 330 Limnology
  • BES 331 Estuarine Science and Management
  • BES 362 Introduction to Restoration Ecology
  • 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 218 Power of Maps
  • BIS 306 Marine Diversity and Conservation
  • BIS 390 Ecology and Environment (* if not taken as core requirement)