Environmental Studies (BA)
The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society administers two concentrations, one offering an A. B. degree in Environmental Studies (requires 14-15 courses) and the other a Sc. B. degree in Environmental Science (requires 19-20 courses). Environmental Studies concentration at Brown is a rigorous but flexible undergraduate program. Concentrators are required to take fourteen (14) courses, eight in the core curriculum, four focal courses chosen by the student, and two thesis courses. This number of courses is not excessively narrowing because of the inherent breadth in the concentration. The concentration is sufficiently flexible that, if a student desires, requirements for a bachelor of arts degree in a standard science or a social science may be met simultaneously. Students planning graduate study in a traditional discipline should consider this option seriously.