Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Bachelor's Degrees

Environmental Studies (B.A.)

Degree granted: Bachelor of Arts

Hours required for major: 43 to 45

Tracks: Environmental Planning and Sustainable Development, Environmental Management

Articulation Agreement: Environmental safety

Advising: designated college adviser: phone: 216-687-3884

Student Organization: Urban Studies Association,American Planning Association Student Chapter

Additional Information: Internship opportunities are available to all students; scholarships are available to qualified students; all required courses in the major are available in the evening. Students with substantial prior learning experience may apply for credit through the Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience program. Opportunities to participate in small seminar groups, research projects, and online courses are available.Students should consult their adviser for assistance in planning their course of study.

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Major Field Requirements

Environmental Studies majors are required to take the following courses or their transfer equivalents:

A. Required Courses(12 credit hours)

B. Natural Science Courses

Students choose two sequences from 1,2 and below(15-17 credit hours)*
  1. UST 289 Physical Geography
    EVS 302 and EVS 303 Biological Features of Ecosystems and Lab

  2. CHM 251/256 College Chemistry I and Lab
    CHM 255 Environmental Chemistry or CHM 407

  3. PHY 221 College Physics I or PHY 241
    PHY 470 Environmental Physics

*Students pursuing the 4+1 BA + MA must take the PHY sequence

C. Tracks

Students choose one track from below and select four courses (15-16 hours).
1. Environmental Planning and Sustainable Development (16 credit hours)
2.Environmental Management (16 credit hours)


Sustainable Urban Development Minor (20 credit hours)

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Mailing Address
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MC 107A
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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