Major Requirements

This major is not available for students entering in the 19-20 academic year and beyond.  Current majors will be able to complete their program of study.

The Integrated Environmental Studies program encourages students to become informed and responsible citizens of the world by gaining enough breadth and expertise to critically evaluate issues that concern local and global human impacts on our natural environment, and subsequently on ourselves. More specifically, the program gives students many opportunities to develop interdisciplinary perspectives and emphasizes problem-solving approaches to understanding the dynamic and complex balance between human activities and the integrity of our environment. The course of study is strongly interdisciplinary in its nature and requires students to assimilate sometimes opposing perspectives and information from widely different domains of human endeavor, and to integrate these into an attitude of constructive environmental advocacy and problem-solving collaboration. Graduates are able to enter a wide range of careers, which include agricultural economics, public health, environmental assessment and planning, community development, environmental education, public lands management, public policy, and others.

To satisfy the requirements for the integrated environmental studies major, a student must take all the required interdisciplinary, environmental science, economics, mathematics, natural science, communication, writing, and humanities courses, and the area of concentration. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 35 hours in the major at Hiram College.

Communication
Select one of the following:3-4
FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC COMMUN
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:CA
GROUP INTERACTION PROCESSES
ARGUMENTATION AND ADVOCACY
Economics
ECON 20100PRIN OF MICROECONOMICS:MM4
Environmental Studies
EVST 18000WKSP: (Career Explorations in IEST)1
EVST 24100PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY-W/LAB:SM4
EVST 33800ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM &POLICY4
EVST 48000SENIOR SEMINAR4
Humanities
Select one of the following:4
SEM: (Survey of Environmental Literature)
AMERICN ENVRONMNTAL HIST:CA,UD
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS:ES
Interdisciplinary
INTD 22500HUMANS & THE ENVIRONMENT:ES4
INTD 28000SEM: (Contemporary Environmental Issues)1-4
Mathematics
MATH 10800STATISTICS:MM4
Natural Science
Select any SM designated course
Writing
Select one of the following:3-4
WRITING ABOUT:CM
WRITING FOR BUSINESS
Required Area of Concentration
Select four of the following:12-13
SUSTAINABLE ECON DEVELOPMENT
SEM: (Energy and Sustainability)
LAND USE POLICY
INTRO TO GIS-W/LAB:MM
Total Hours48-54