Environmental Stewardship

Students completing this focal study will gain scientific understanding of the human impact on the Earth. Additionally, students will study human environmental impact from contexts outside of the sciences, in order to develop well-informed opinions of what it means to be an environmental steward and how best to act as such on the individual and communal levels.


Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete one course from each cluster.

First Cluster (complete 1 course)
ECON 333/ENV333 Environmental Economics 4 credits
ENV 222 Environmental Literature 4 credits
POLS 224/ENV 224 Environmental Politics 4 credits
PHIL 321/ENV 321 Environmental Ethics 4 credits
PSY 313/ENV 313 Ecological Psychology 4 credits
Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
ENV 142 Permaculture: Design Science 4 credits
ENV 200 Introduction to Environmental Science 4 credits
ENV 210 Tropical Environmental Biology 4 credits
ENV 260 Oregon Natural History 4 credits
Third Cluster (complete 1 course)
BIOL 202 General Biology I 4 credits
CHEM 110 Chemistry and Your Environment 2 credits
PHY 160/ENV 160 Energy and the Environment 4 credits