Sample Four-Year Plan for Environmental Studies
The following represents only one of many paths students can take to complete the major in environmental studies (which may be paired with any other major).
Note that students typically take four courses per semester for a total of eight each year. Check the Coe catalog to review all of your options. Summer classes at Coe’s Wilderness Field Station are highly recommended, and can serve as an elective.
- BIO 105 Introduction to Environmental Studies
- POL 115 American National Government and Politics (elective)
- BIO 155/150 Organismal and Ecological Biology
- ECO 205 Principles of Macroeconomics
- PHL 805 Environmental Ethics
- Any course at Coe’s Wilderness Field Station (elective)
- ECO 245 Principles of Environmental Economics
- BIO 165 Introduction to Ornithology (elective)
- STA 100/110 Statistical Foundations/Inferential Statistics
- EVS 515 Topics in Environmental Studies
- RHE 357 Environmental Rhetoric (elective)
Many students completing the environmental studies program will take a course at the Coe College Wilderness Field Station, a unique summer program of field study in the Superior National Forest in Northern Minnesota. Making use of a rustic, off grid facility owned and operated by the college on the border of the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, students have an opportunity to better understand how humans relate to the natural world. All classes are small and personal, and integrate coursework with frequent backcountry canoe travel the Coe College Wilderness Field Station is the learning adventure of a lifetime.
A student takes a break as he overlooks the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.