Concentrations

What is a concentration?

As an Environmental Studies major, you can tailor your selection of courses to match your academic goals and professional interests. A concentration is a way to organize your major around particular Environmental Studies themes and issues. A concentration is also an effective way to highlight your individual areas of expertise and training as you enter the job market or pursue graduate school.

Organizing your course work around a concentration is optional and does not change the name of your degree (BA with a Major in Environmental Studies). Pre-identified concentrations can be a starting point, or you can create your own concentration.

What courses do I take?

Each concentration has a list of courses that fulfill the Perspectives and Experiences elective course requirements for the Environmental Studies major. Students who choose to focus on a particular concentration might find the sample list of courses that apply toward each concentration useful. Keep in mind that when new courses become available they might also be a good fit for your concentration.

Students who choose to focus on a particular concentration might find it helpful to view the sample list of courses that apply toward each concentration. Keep in mind that when new courses become available they might also be a good fit for your concentration.

Learn More: Currently six concentrations have been identified and students are encouraged to explore details about each concentration below or work with the adviser to develop their own concentration.

 

 

Remember:

  • Don’t plan alone: schedule an appointment with an Environmental Studies adviser. Start planning for your major in Environmental Studies.
  • Course offerings vary by quarter: contact faculty, advisers, or the latest Perspectives & Experiences lists for information about course availability. Refer to the UW Course Catalog, UW Time Schedule, MyPlan to find out when particular courses will be offered.
  • Think about your capstone project: explore past capstone projects on the individual concentration pages. Consider how your selection of courses will build skills for a successful capstone.
  • List your concentration on your resume: although a concentration does not show up on your transcript or diploma, you should list a concentration on your resume to represent the focus of your studies.
    • example: B.A., major in Environmental Studies with a Concentration