Environmental Studies

Standard program for the A.B. degree in Environmental Studies.

Basic prerequisites: Competence in mathematics sufficient to take courses approved for the concentration

A.  Core Requirements:

B.  3 intermediate level social science or humanities courses appropriate to the student's focusiii, e.g.,

C.  2 intermediate level environmental science courses appropriate to the student's focusiv, e.g.,

D.  Competence in statistics and/or qualitative methods based on the student's focus

E.  ENVS 1920 Analysis and Resolution of Environmental Problemsv

F.  Four focus courses beyond the introductory level.

G.  Capstone Requirement (see endnote v)

TOTAL # COURSES: 9 Core + 4 Focus + 1 or 2 Thesis = 14/15 courses

 

Standard program for the Sc.B. degree in Environmental Science

Basic Requirements:
Competence in mathematics (MATH 0090, MATH 0100) and chemistry (CHEM 0330)

A.  Core Requirements (same as above for AB in Environmental Studies):

B.  Similar to the above for AB in Environmental Studies (B.), yet only 2 intermediate level non-science courses appropriate to the student's focus

C.  Similar to the above for AB in Environmental Studies (C.), yet requires 3 intermediate level science courses appropriate to the student's focus

D.  Competence in statistics, e.g., PHP 2500, PHP 2501

E.  ENVS 1920 Analysis and Resolution of Environmental Problems (see endnote v)

F.  Six focus courses beyond the introductory level:

G.  Capstone Requirement (see endnote v)

TOTAL # COURSES: 3 Basic science + 9 Core + 6 Focus + 1/2 Thesis = 18/19 courses. (Advanced placement credit for MATH 0090 or MATH 0090 and MATH 0100 can be used to meet the math competency requirement and reduce the number of required courses).

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iAlternatives to ENVS 0110 may include GEOL 0160B Global Environmental Change, ENVS 0070 Environment and Society, or a similar course from transferring institution depending on the student's situation. Substitution requires approval of the concentration advisor.

iiA score of 5 on AP exam may be used to satisfy ENVS 0110 or ENVS 0490 with permission of the concentration advisor.

iiiStudents are strongly encouraged to take Environmental Economics and an environmental policy course.

ivOther intermediate level science courses may be substituted with the approval of the concentration advisor.

vConcentrators in the Class of 2013-2013.5 who have satisfied the ENVS1920 requirement can satisfy the capstone requirement in one of the four following ways : 1. ENVS 1970 and ENVS 1971: a full-year senior thesis; 2. ENVS 1970: a one-semester senior thesis; 3. ENVS 1970: an environmentally-related internship (at least 150 hours) or group project and paper; 4. Take an approved ENVS senior seminar.

Concentrators in the Class of 2013-2013.5 who have not satisfied the ENVS 1920 requirement must: A. Take an additional focus class AND B. Complete one of the following four capstone options from above.



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