35–37 core credits and 11 (or 12) credits of co-requirements are required to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. In addition, students must choose 24 credits in elective courses. More information about course offerings each term. (Under "Arts and Sciences, School of," scroll to Environmental Studies and click the appropriate semester.)
Note: The School of Arts and Sciences does not require environmental studies majors to have a "related area."
All Arts and Sciences students must complete general education coursework in humanities, writing, quantitative and formal reasoning, literature, history, and international perspectives. Advisors assist students with course selection appropriate to their major and other areas of interest.
Check the academic calendar for add/drop, withdrawal, term due dates, etc.
Cross-Registration at Other Pittsburgh Colleges and Universities
Cross-registration provides opportunities for expanded educational programs by permitting full-time paying undergraduate students to take one course at another Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) Institution, including Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, Duquesne University, and Carlow University, among others.
The cross-registered course may count toward full-time status. There is no additional tuition charge, except for special course or laboratory fees. Credits and grades are transferred directly to the home institution. Cross-registration is not applicable during the summer session(s) or during intersessions. For more information, see the environmental studies advisor.
"Diversity, academic challenge, and course flexibility—these are the main reasons I chose the University of Pittsburgh's Environmental Studies Program. The combination of social and natural science courses allowed me to fulfill my academic ambitions and expanded my interest in global environmental affairs. As a city, Pittsburgh provides a small-town feel with all the advantages of a metropolitan area. One will find underground art, great music, fabulous eclectic food from all corners of the globe, sophisticated museums, and lots of green space.”
(Environmental Studies, 2004)
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