How do I declare a major in Environmental Sciences? Which courses will count towards the major? Can I focus on a particular scientific discipline? What kinds of careers are well-served by a major in Environmental Sciences? We offer resources to help you answer all of these questions and more in the Environmental Sciences program.
Environmental Sciences students are encouraged to consult early and often with the Program Director, who serves as the key liaison between students and the rest of the University. The Program Director also works in conjunction with the Program Committee to oversee the Environmental Sciences curriculum, advising, honors, and other issues.
Program Director/Director of Undergraduate Studies
Prof. Andrew Jacobson, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Advising Hours Winter Quarter: Wednesday and Thursday, 3 - 5 PM, Tech F396. Please contact Princess Parker to make an appointment.
Declaring a Major
- Fill out the Weinberg Declaration of Major form in its entirety, including personal and career information and majors/minors you would like to add, retain, and drop. Note: each school (Weinberg, McCormick, etc) has its own Declaration of Major form so make sure you use the correct one.
- Schedule an appointment with Professor Andrew Jacobson by contacting Princess Parker, the Program Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Obtain Prof Jacobson’s signature. Your form WILL NOT be processed without the proper signatures.
Deliver the form to either the Weinberg Undergraduate Office (1922 Sheridan Rd) or to Princess Parker in Tech A139 for re-routing.
You should prepare a 4-year course plan showing the courses you’ve taken and those you plan to take. Pay attention to the quarters the courses will be offered and their prerequisites. This plan is required before Prof. Jacobson signs your form. Check CAESAR for course prerequisites and timings. Feel free to e-mail Princess Parker, the Program Assistant, anytime at email@example.com.
The following website contains important information about double counting courses, independent study, study abroad, transfer credits, etc. You should familiarize yourself with these regulations when developing and following your 4-year course plan.
Tracking Progress in the Major:
When you petition to graduate, you will be asked to show which courses you have taken and which you will take to satisfy your degree requirements. But even before then, you should keep track of which courses you still need to fulfill requirements in the Environmental Sciences major. The documents below will help you track your progress in the major:
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