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Environment Requirements

With 19 credit hours of coursework and connecting experiences, students may earn a BDP certificate in the Environment. For a complete list of courses and requirements:
download the Environment BDP curriculum sheet (PDF).

Foundation Course [1 hour]

  • Forum Seminar

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Courses in a Strand [9-12 hours]

Students may select courses from Natural Sciences, Engineering, the Humanities, Design-related disciplines, and the Social Sciences.

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Connecting Experiences [6-9 hours]

BDP advisors assist students in finding meaningful connecting research and/or internship experiences related to the Environment.

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Integration Essay

3-4 page essay written at the end of the BDP experience, drawing together the different pieces of the BDP.

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BDP Certificate in Environment

Courses counting toward a BDP in the Environment may also satisfy core, major, and elective requirements in a student’s degree plan. With planning, the BDP should not add time to students’ UT careers, but instead helps students choose the courses they already have to take in an integrated way.