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Environmental Studies, Department of

BS - Environmental Studies, Concentration in Energy

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements30
Of the 51 units required by the university, 21 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major24
ENVS 010. Life on a Changing PlanetB23
STAT 095. Elementary StatisticsB43
UNVS 015C or UNVS 016C may be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major through the Summer 2014.
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
BIOL 001A. Foundations of BiodiversityB2+B35
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
PHYS 002A. Fundamentals of PhysicsB1+B34
Requirement of the Major64
Core Courses26
ENVS 001. Introduction to Environmental IssuesD33
ENVS 100W. Environmental Research and WritingZ3
ENVS 107. Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy3
ENVS 110. Resource Analysis4
ENVS 117. Human Ecology3
ENVS 124. Introduction to Environmental Law3
ENVS 185. Environmental Impact Analysis4
ENVS 198. Senior Seminar3
Energy Concentration19
ENVS 116. Solar Energy Analysis3
ENVS 119. Energy and the EnvironmentR3
ENVS 130. Energy Policy Analysis3
ENVS 133. Sustainable Energy Strategies3
PHYS 002B. Fundamentals of PhysicsB1+B34
Complete one course from:
ENVS 132. Solar Home Design3
ENVS 137. Green Building Design Issues3
Additional Electives19
Six to Eight units of field courses are required from:
ENVS 144. California Wetland Controversies4
ENVS 154. Sustainable Agriculture4
ENVS 165. National Parks3
ENVS 166. Nature and Conservation Photography4
ENVS 187. Environmental Restoration4
ENVS 189. Coastal Field Studies3
ENVS 190. Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment4
ENVS 191. Advanced Environmental Restoration4
ENVS 270. Field Studies in Water Resource Management4
Recommended that students take Three to Nine Units of:
ENVS 194. Environmental Internship1-9

Total Units:120