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Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2016 and thereafter. 
    Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • Read the course descriptions.

General Education Requirements
(43 credits)

General Education requirements for all new students entering UB in fall 2016 and after.

Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology Program Requirements
(60-61 credits)

* Note that as many as 16-19 credits of the Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology program requirements can be satisfied by general-education requirements.

Core Courses (37 credits)

Biological and Environmental Sciences Foundation
(7 credits)

  • Human Ecology (ENVS 201) *
  • Fundamentals of Biology, 4 credits (BIOL 121) *

 Social Sciences (21 credits)

  • Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 110) *
  • Human Environmental Adaptations (ANTH 222)
  • Human Population Dynamics (ANTH 365)
  • Economics of Contemporary Issues (ECON 100) *
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 100) *
  • Environmental Psychology (PSYC 375)
  • Urban Sociology (SOCI 303)

Humanities (3 credits)

  • Environmental Ethics (PHIL 280)

Government and Public Policy (6 credits)

  • Public Policy Analysis (GVPP 315)
  • Environmental Politics and Policy (GVPP 480)

* 16 of these credits can also satisfy general-education requirements in the stated areas

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TRACK (24 credits)

Physical Science (3 credits)

  • Earth in Focus (PHSC 101) * 

Environmental Science (21 credits)

  • Science of the Environment, 4 credits (ENVS 221) * 
  • Environmental Chemistry (ENVS 285) *
  • Greater Baltimore Urban Ecosystems: Field Investigations, 4 credits (ENVS 300) 
  • Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology in Society,
    4 credits (ENVS 375) 
  • Research Seminar in Environmental Science (ENVS 420)
  • Special Projects in Environmental Sciences (ENVS 490) 

* As many as 16 credits of general-education requirements can be fulfilled by Core Courses and Environmental Science Track Courses

CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
(23-24 credits) 

Required:

  • Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 201)
  • Introduction to Archaeology Laboratory, 1 credit (ANTH 202) 
  • Forensic Anthropology, 4 credits (ANTH 320) 
  • Cultural Resource Management (ANTH 410)  
  • Internship in Cultural Resource Management,
    3-4 credits (ANTH 490) 
  • Special Projects in Anthropology (ANTH 499)

Electives:

  • Human Origins (ANTH 115)
  • Historical Archaeology (ANTH 295)
  • Anthropological Theory (ANTH 440)
  • Special Topics in Anthropology (ANTH 488)

General Electives

  • First Year Seminar: Introduction to University Learning (IDIS 101)
    freshmen only; transfer students replace this with a different elective

Complete as many courses as necessary from any discipline to fulfill your 120-credit requirement to graduate.

Information Literacy Requirement

Meet the UB Information Literacy graduation requirement by successfully completing one of the following options:

  • Introduction to Information Literacy (INFO 110)

For the Environmental Science Track, all of the following courses:

  • Human Environmental Adaptations (ANTH 222)
  • Human Population Dynamics (ANTH 365)
  • Fundamentals of Biology, 4 credits (BIOL 121)
  • Science of the Environment, 4 credits (ENVS 221)
  • Greater Baltimore Urban Ecosystems: Field Investigations, 4 credits (ENVS 300)
  • Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology in Society, 4 credits (ENVS 375)
  • Special Projects in Environmental Science (ENVS 490)
  • Introductory Statistics (MATH 115)

For the Cultural Resource Management Track, all of the following courses:

  • ANTH 252 Archaeological Research Methods
  • ANTH 410 Cultural Resource Management
  • ANTH 440 Anthropological Theory 
  • ANTH 499 Special Projects in Anthropology
as of fall 2014