Environmental Studies

The field of Environmental Studies recognizes that finding solutions to the environmental challenges facing our society requires individuals with experience and training in a broad array of disciplines. Success in the field requires not only a scientific background to develop technical solutions but also an understanding of the social and economic implications of solutions and decisions. The Environmental Studies Program at UNO offers interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees that provide students with training in the breadth of disciplines required to understand the complex nature of solving environmental challenges, as well as the scientific expertise needed to successfully pursue a career relating to the environment.

Other Information

All coursework taken for the Environmental Science major or minor must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Double Majors

ENVN--Geography & Planning and Geography double majors: Students completing both of these majors may count all geography courses toward both majors.

ENVN--Life Sciences and Biology double majors: Students may not count the same 3000-4000 level Biology courses towards both majors. Double majors are required to take a minimum of 5 additional upper division BIOL courses that are not part of the other major. These courses must be approved by the advisor and at least three of these must be lab courses. BIOL 3150 may not count as part of these upper division courses.


Dr. John McCarty, Director
114 Allwine Hall