Course Information


The tentative list of yearly course offerings is a general guideline only and subject to change. Please consult the quarterly course schedule or your advisor for up-to-date quarterly offerings.

Quarterly Course Schedule

Fall 2023 
Winter 2023 (Coming Soon)

Tentative Yearly Course Schedule

ENST 184 Topics Vary
4 credits.  May be offered Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters.

ENST 201 Earth as an Ecosystem
5 credits.  Offered annually Fall and Spring Quarter; online in summer. Course is part of General Education Program.

ENST 202 Environment & Society
5 credits.  Offered annually Winter Quarter; online in summer. Course is part of General Education Program.

ENST 300 Analysis of Environmental Systems
5 credits.  Offered annually Spring Quarter.

ENST 310 Energy & Society
5 credits.  Offered annually Fall and Spring Quarters.

ENST 330 Environmental Leadership & Advocacy
5 credits.  Discuss elective options with your advisor.

ENST 360 Environmental Justice
5 credits. Offered annually Winter Quarter.  Course is part of General Education Program.

ENST 364 Environmental Conflict
5 credits. Discuss elective options with your advisor.

ENST 400 Environmental Methods & Analysis
5 credits. Offered annually Spring Quarter.

ENST 455 Environmental Literature
3 credits. Discuss elective options with your advisor.

ENST 460 Environmental Law
5 credits. Offered annually Fall Quarter.

ENST 461 Environmental Policy
4 credits. Offered annually Winter Quarter.

ENST 464 Environmental Conflict and Change
5 credits. Discuss elective options with an advisor.

ENST 480 Campus Sustainability
4 credits. Offered annually Spring Quarter.

ENST 487 End of Major Capstone
1 credit. Offered annually Winter Quarter.

SUST 301 Intro to Sustainability
4 credits. Offered annually Fall and Winter Quarters.  Course is part of General Education Program.

Mission, Goals, and Core Values


The Environmental Studies (ENST) Program develops and delivers instruction and scholarship in environmental studies / science using an interdisciplinary approach to increase environmental literacy and to provide students with the professional and technical skills for successful environmental careers.
  • This mission is supported by the following goals:

    • To advance basic environmental literacy among students to facilitate understanding of the nature, scope, and complexities of present and impending environmental problems.
    • To prepare specialists to serve as a resource to the region with expertise in environmental management, consulting, education, policy, and leadership.
    • To expand the university's role in providing environmental expertise and education to the region.

  • The Environmental Studies Program has the following learning outcomes:

    • Students will possess fundamental understanding of current environmental issues;
    • Students can describe the various perspectives that different constituencies bring to environmental issues;
    • Students can make informed decisions (e.g., voting and other life choices) that take into account relevant environmental issues;
    • Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to carry out scientific research and assess and develop policy choices;
    • Students are conversant in techniques and vocabularies of diverse environmental disciplines and can integrate knowledge from different perspectives;
    • Students possess good oral and written communication skills; and
    • Students have depth of knowledge in an area of specialization.

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