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Degree and Certificate Offered: Certificate in Environmental Studies, BA in interdisciplinary studies (major equivalent in environmental studies)

Undergraduate Study

Bachelor’s Degree

The equivalent of an undergraduate major in environmental studies is available in the BA in interdisciplinary studies program. For information, contact the Environmental Center or Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Interested students should refer to the “Interdisciplinary Studies” section within the Colleges of Arts and Sciences.

Requirements

  • Introductory courses:
    • BIOL 101/101L or BIOL 171/171L or BIOL 125/125L
    • CHEM 151/151L or 161/161L or 171/171L
    • ECON 120 or 130
  • Major courses: Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours, including:20 to 24 credit hours in courses specific to the student’s area of environmental studies specialization
    • BIOL 310 or OCN/OEST/MET 310
    • BOT 454 or ZOOL 200/200L
    • GEOG 404
    • OCN 320
    • IS 489

Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the major course work.

For information on a Bachelor Degree Program Sheet, go to www.manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/programsheets/.

Certificate in Environmental Studies

A Certificate in Environmental Studies signifies that a student has completed substantial environmental course work in addition to the requirements of his or her regular major. Certificate candidates are required to submit a proposal and complete 15 credit hours of course work, including two required courses and three electives from an approved list of courses. The required courses are BIOL 310 or OCN/OEST/MET 310, and IS 489. Electives for social science or humanities majors are two courses in the natural sciences and one from the social sciences. Natural science majors must select two courses from the social sciences and one from the natural sciences.

  • Electives for the natural science courses include the following:
  • BIOL 360, 410, 425
  • BOT 450, 453, 454, 455
  • GEOG 300, 305, 309, 401, 404, 405, 410
  • GG 455
  • OCN 320, 330, 331
  • ZOOL 439/439L, 450, 485
  • Electives for the social science courses include the following:
  • AMST 320, 420
  • ANTH 415, 435
  • ARCH 341
  • ECON 358
  • GEOG 330, 335, 380
  • IS 361
  • NREM 302
  • PLAN 310, 399

For more information, contact the Environmental Center.

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