These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.
Upon completion of the Environmental Studies major, students will be able to demonstrate:
To major in Environmental Studies, the student and the coordinator of Environmental Studies (who becomes the student's academic advisor) initiate a written Social Science Major-by-Contract with the following stipulations:
The written contract will state how the student is to complete a minimum of 48 credits to be distributed as follows:
In addition, at least nine more credits must be earned as follows:
POS 1020 - American Politics and Government 3 cr
Students whose secondary discipline is a Natural Science must take at least one course in two of the following disciplines: ECO, GEO, GLB, HIS (beyond what they are already taking for their principal discipline) 6 cr
Students whose secondary discipline is NOT a Natural Science must take at least one course in two of the following disciplines: BIO, CHEM, GEY, SCI (beyond what they are already taking for their principal discipline) 6 cr
Cross-listed courses may be used to fulfill these requirements, but the same course cannot be used to fulfill both the principal and the secondary disciplines requirements. Courses used to satisfy the above requirements may also be used to satisfy the general education requirements.
This major participates in the 3+2 program with Vermont Law School, in which highly-focused students can earn a Bachelor's degree in just three years at CU and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in just two years at VLS.
For details, see the Law Degree page.