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Procedures for Declaring ENVS Major or Minor

Students are encouraged to apply for acceptance in their first or second years. Enrollment in the program accords students priority in some environmental courses.

  1. Students who are new to ENVS should first explore the website,  particularly the links to the Major, Minor, Courses, and Guide for Prospective ENVS Students pages. 
  2. Students must then speak with their advisor and think critically about the program. 
  3. Students who wish to major or minor in ENVS must meet with the Director of Environmental Studies, to help determine if this program is right for you, and if so, to construct an initial plan of study.  You can stop by the ENVS director's office to pick up an "Initial Plan of Study" checklist for the relevant program at any time.  Review the checklist; mark which classes you have taken or are currently taking, and indicate which courses you are interested in taking in the future. Make an appointment to meet with the director or plan to stop by during office hours. Please bring a copy of your unofficial transcript and this Initial Plan of Study with you to your planning meeting.
  4. If you decide to declare the major or minor, go to the Forms & Flows website:, and follow the instructions to declare Environmental Studies.