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Studying Environmental Studies at Regis

The environmental studies program at Regis focuses on environmental issues, such as resource depletion, habitat destruction, biological extinction, global economic development, and urbanization. The program promotes both a local and global emphasis in exploring environmental solutions for the common good of humanity and of the earth.
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B.A. in Environmental Studies

Degree Overview

The Environmental Studies Program at Regis is an interdisciplinary program that offers two degrees and a minor. Students take a variety of courses through different departments to gain both the breadth and depth necessary to solve complex environmental problems. The ENVS program promotes critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative reasoning, problem solving, and writing skills. There is both a local and global emphasis in exploring environmental solutions for the common good of humanity and of the earth.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Environmental Science. Students pursuing this degree are required to complete a companion major or minor in another subject area.
Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements  (22 credit hours)
BL 262 Principles of Biology: Organismic (3 ch)
BL 263 Organismic Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
CH 202 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (3 ch)
CH 203 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (1 ch)
ENVS 250 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 ch)
ENVS 251 Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory (1 ch)
GE 208 Introduction to Geology (3 ch)
GE 209 Introduction to Geology Laboratory (1 ch)
MT 272/MT 272C Statistics for the Life Sciences (3 ch)
Upper Division Requirements  (18 credit hours)
ENVS 450 Environmental Impact Assessment (3 ch)
ENVS 474 Geographic Information Science (3 ch)
ENVS 495A Portfolio Development I (3 ch)
ENVS 495B Portfolio Development II (3 ch)
Environmental Studies Electives 12 credit hours
Students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of 400-level ENVS courses in consultation with their academic advisor. ENVS 498E-W is also recommended.
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 40 credit hours

How to Apply

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