Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Baccalaureate Tracks are plans of study for students interested in matriculating from Missoula College to the College of Humanities and Sciences to first obtain an Associate of Arts (AA) degree followed by a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Environmental Studies (EVST). The plan of study requires the student to:

  1. Complete the lower-division General Education Requirements for UM and the Associate of Arts degree, with an emphasis in Environmental Studies
  2. Complete GER courses and EVST major requirements with a C- or higher
  3. Attain 60 or more credits upon earning the AA
  4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  5. Early in the semester prior to earning the AA degree, complete the Missoula College graduation application with a Missoula College advisor
  6. Early in the semester prior to attending the mountain campus:
    1. complete applicable paperwork to become a mountain campus Environmental Studies major, which is required for pre-registration of mountain campus classes
    2. contact the Environmental Studies Program to schedule an advising appointment with an EVST advisor for the first semester at the mountain campus

Upon completion of these requirements, the student will have successfully matriculated into the Environmental Studies major at UM with junior status.

The Environmental Studies program offers focus areas of study in addition to the completion of the general major requirements. Focus areas of study are:

  • Sustainability Studies: Food & Farming, Water, Energy, Business, 
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Science
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)
  • Environmental Writing and Literature
  • Environmental Pre-Law

Four Tracks: Which is Right For Me?

All tracks incorporate all courses needed to both earn an AA degree and work towards the Environmental Studies major. The tracks vary in where they start for math placement, and whether the student completes a foreign language or a symbolic system for general education requirements.

Environmental Studies Track #1 is designed for students who place into M 090 and who intend on completing a symbolic system by taking statistics (rather than a foreign language) to satisfy general education requirements.

Environmental Studies Track #2 is designed for students who place into M 115 and who intend on completing a symbolic system by taking statistics (rather than a foreign language) to satisfy general education requirements.

Environmental Studies Track #3 is designed for students who place into M 090 and who intend on completing a foreign language for general education requirements.

Environmental Studies Track #4 is designed for students who place into M 115 and who intend on completing a foreign language for general education requirements.