Undergraduate degrees

Required undergraduate research classes 

An internship or research project is required to complete these:

  • Environmental Science (BS)
  • Environmental Studies (BA and BS)
  • minor in Environmental Science

To learn more about the internship and research options, download our PowerPoint presentation.

Internship

With ENV 408, the internship requirement, you’ll combine theory and work experience in a non-academic setting—on or off-campus. You’ll be supervised on the job site.

You should take this class after ENV 280, but early enough in your education that you can also take coursework that relates to your internship field.

Outcomes

ENV 408 will help:

  • prepare you to enter the field of your choice
  • refine and develop your professional skills
  • guide you as you choose a profession after graduation

Research

In ENV 485, the research project requirement, you’ll apply accepted research techniques to answer a question within your field. You’ll be supervised by a university professor, researcher, or professional in the field.

Outcomes

ENV 485 will help:

  • introduce you to the planning, implementation, and interpretation of original research in your field
  • refine your focus on a study area and on professional choices

Placements

Students have completed internships and research projects all over the world, studying everything from Pronghorn antelope to house-hold hazardous waste facility management. They have worked for:

  • cities and states
  • tribes
  • non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • federal agencies

Contact your academic adviser to talk about placements.