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Requirements for an EUS Major

Requirements for an EUS Major
EUS requirements strike a balance between the interdisciplinary breadth necessary to address complex urban and environmental problems and the depth and rigor of an individualized Focus Area. 

More information about EUS focus areas can be found at the EUS Focus Areas page. More information about EUS courses can be found at the EUS Courses page.

For a checklist of EUS Requirements please use this form:

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Michele Dominy
Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Director of Environmental and Urban Studies

Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Phone: 845-758-7870

Graduation Requirements (48 Credits)

  1. EUS 101, Introduction to Environmental and Urban Studies (4 credits): The core interdisciplinary course in the social sciences.

  1. EUS 102, Introduction to Environmental and Urban Science (4 credits). The core interdisciplinary course in the physical sciences. 

  1. One EUS course at the 200 level in each of the following areas of study (12 credits).
    Note: prerequisites normally apply for a, b, and c: 

a.    Social and/or Historical Analysis besides ECON (Anthropology, Historical Studies, Political Studies, Sociology)
b.    Economics (prerequisite: ECON 100 or the equivalent AP or transfer credits)
c.    Laboratory Science (EUS science courses, or Biology, Physics, or Chemistry courses)
[Must all be taken for a letter grade]

  1. EUS 305, EUS Practicum (4 credits): Practicum courses, taken after moderation, include field work. Some Study Abroad programs may satisfy the Practicum requirement.

  1. EUS Colloquium (2 credits): This speaker series may be repeated. A maximum of 4 credits will be awarded.

  1. EUS Internship or Service Project (0 credits). More information at our EUS Internships Page.

  2. 14 credits (not including core requirements in items 1–5 above) in a well-defined Focus Area, to be identified at the time of moderation. The student should learn the methodological approaches, research methods, and writing/publication conventions as well as the fundamental concepts of the Focus Area, which is identified in consultation with the advisor and approved by the moderation board.

    a.    At least two Focus Area courses must be at the 300-level, normally within a single discipline.
    b.    One Focus Area course should cover methodologies relevant to that Focus Area: empirical analysis, research methods, mathematics, or computer science, as deemed appropriate. (Typical choices include GIS, statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, and ethnography.)

  3. EUS Senior Project (8 credits). 

    Note: All courses taken to fulfill EUS requirements must be taken for a letter grade (i.e. not for Pass/Fail). 

Moderation Requirements (12 Credits)

1. EUS 101 and 102 (items 1 and 2 above).

2. Any ONE of the three requirements stated in item 3 above. [Must be taken for a letter grade]

For information on Moderation Advisers, Boards, and Papers click here: VIEW MORE >>