Non-Governmental Organizations

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Non-Government Organizations

This emphasis is linked with the new major in community leadership and civic engagement (CLCE). This emphasis is designed for students who are interested in seeking a career in public affairs in government, voluntary social agencies, and/or public interest groups that focus on environmental or energy issues.

Degree Path (B.S.)

Degree Path (B.A.)

NIU Undergraduate Catalog

 

Major in Environmental Studies (B.S.)

Requirements in ENVS (18)
ENVS 301 - Environmental Science I: Physical Systems (3)
ENVS 302 - Environmental Science II: Biological Systems (3)
ENVS 303 - Environment in the Social Sciences and Humanities (3)
ENVS 304 - Environmental Law, Policy and Economics (3)
ENVS 305 - Green Technologies (3)

Three Credits from the following:
ENVS 450 - Issues in Environmental Studies (3)
ENVS 490 - Undergraduate Research (1-3)
ENVS 491 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies (1-3)
ENVS 492 - Internship in Environmental Studies (1-6)
ENVS 498 - Senior Thesis (1-3)
ENVS 499 - Senior Thesis: Honors (1-3) 

Requirements outside ENVS (B.A., 10-22; B.S., 15-16)

For the B.A. degree
Fulfillment of foreign language requirement (0-12)
  (See “Foreign Language Requirement for the B.A. Degree.”)
CHEM 100 - Chemistry in Everyday Life (3)
  OR PHYS 140 - Physics and Society (3)
MATH 155 - Trigonometry and Elementary Functions (3)
  OR MATH 211 - Calculus for Business and Social Science (3)
STAT 208 - Basic Statistics (3)

For the B.S. degree
CHEM 210 - General Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 211 - General Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 212 - General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CHEM 213 - General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
MATH 211 - Calculus for Business and Social Science (3)
  OR MATH 229 - Calculus I (4) and MATH 230 –Calculus II (4)
STAT 301 - Elementary Statistics (4)

Requirements outside Environmental Studies (9)
CLCE 100 - Introduction to Public Service (3)
CLCE 300 - Nonprofits and Community Engagement (3)
CLCE 400 - Community Engagement (3)

Select three of the following foundation courses (9)
ANTH 329 - Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems (3)
ANTH 467 - Applied Anthropology (3)
POLS 326/PSPA 326X - Nonprofit Management (3)
PSPA 201 - Public Service Leadership (3)
PSPA 401 - Philanthropy and Volunteerism (3)
PSPA 402/MGMT402X - Resource Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
COMS 362 - Intercultural Communication (3)

Select at least two of the following communication and writing courses (6)
COMS 304 - Introduction to Persuasion Theory (3)
COMS 361 - Business and Professional Communication (3)
COMS 362 - Intercultural Communication (3)
COMS 419 - Political Communication in America (3)
ENGL 308 - Technical Writing (3)
ENGL 493 - Technical Editing (3)

Select one of the following science, engineering, and technology courses (3-4)
BIOS 106 - Environmental Biology (3)
BIOS 406 - Conservation Biology (4)
GEOG 253 - Environment and Society (3)
GEOG 303 - Water Resources and the Environment (3)
GEOG 455 - Land Use Planning (3)
GEOL 320 - Environments and Life through Time (4)
  OR GEOL 322 - Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology (4)
MEE 101 - Energy and the Environment (3)
ENVS 409/BIOS 409X/ GEOL409X - Water Quality (4)
GEOG 368 - Climate Change: Science, Impacts and Mitigation (3)
GEOG 415/ENVS 415 - Introduction to Energy (3)
TECH 245 - Pollution, Pestilence, Prevention and the Cost of Doing Business (3)

Select two of the following humanities and social sciences courses (6)
ANTH 425 - Environment and Anthropology (3)
ECON 386 - Environmental Economics (3)
HIST 377 - American Environmental History (3)
PHIL 335 - Environmental Ethics (3)
POLS 220 - Introduction to Public Policy (3)
POLS 324 - Politics of Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulation (3)
SOCI 364 - Environmental Sociology (3)
HIST 398/ENVS 398X - Environment Change and Early Globalization (3)
ANTH 343/ENVS 343X - Extinction (3)
ANTH 432 - Nature and the Environment Across Cultures