Advising

How do I declare a major in Environmental Sciences? Which courses 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.

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 (Interim for 2014-2015)
Prof. Patricia Beddows
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Tech F295
patricia@earth.northwestern.edu

Declaring a Major

Key Steps:

  • Review major requirements.
  • Schedule an appointment with the Program Director, Prof. Beddows.
  • With Prof. Beddows, complete the Weinberg Declaration of Major form.
  • Deliver the top copy of the form to the Weinberg Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising located at 1922 Sheridan Rd.

Advising Resources

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. 

Weinberg College Rules and Policies

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 the courses you still need to fulfill requirements in the Environmental Sciences major. The documents below will help you track your progress in the major:

Environmental Sciences Major Checklist (Science Track) Catalog Yr 2013-2014

Environmental Sciences Major Checklist (Policy Track) Catalog Yr 2013-2014