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Major

The major offers two tracks: science and policy. Both tracks share common foundation courses in science, mathematics, and social science and the same core curriculum. Advanced course work differs with track. The major entails three successive levels:

For the most up-to-date information on courses that satisfy major requirements, students should download degree progress trackers:

 

I. Foundations in Science and Mathematics:

All of the following:

Five courses from the following, with at least two from the same group (i.e. BIOL_SCI, CHEM, ECON, PHYSICS, or STAT/MATH). With the exception of the biology lab course sequence, labs do not count toward the 5-course total.

II. Core Courses:

Three courses are required.

III. Advanced Studies:

Eight courses are required, with at least six taken at the 300 level. Students may choose which advanced courses to take according to the track pursued.

Science Track

Six courses from the Science list and two from the Environment and Society list.

Policy Track

ECON 281, 310-1, 370; plus five additional courses, four of which must be from the Science list. Only one of the five courses can be 200-level.

Students who wish to double-major in Economics and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to do the science track in Environmental Science.  Students doing the policy track must take extra 300-level economics classes to fulfill the requirements for both degrees. 

Advanced Studies Course Lists

Science List:

ANTHRO 306, 312, 314, 390; BIOL_SCI 301, 313, 330, 332, 334, 335, 336, 341, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350; CHEM 306, 329, 342-1,2; 393; CHEM_ENG 365;  CIV_ENV 260, 340, 358, 361-1, 361-2, 363, 364, 365, 367, 371, 376, 398; EARTH 201, 300, 301, 310, 312, 313, 314, 316, 317, 322, 326, 329, 330, 331, 341, 342, 343, 351; 360; 373, 390 ENVR_SCI 390;  GEOG 211, 240, 341, 343; ISEN 210, 220; MECH_ENG 241, 395.

Society List:

ANTHRO 310, 383; CIV_ENV 303, 349, 360, 368, 395; ECON 370; ENVR_POL 390, 394, 395; GEOG 328; GLB HLTH 302;  HIST 200, 215, 300, 309, 376, 392, 395; ISEN 230, 390; PHIL 254, 268, 269, 270; POLI_SCI 329, 349, 367 (cross-listed with Environmental Policy and Culture); REL 261; SOCIOL 212, 276, 305, 311, 312.

Optional research course:  

ENVR_SCI 399 (Students may substitute up to 2, 399 courses for courses from the Science list). 



Environmental Sciences Second Major for ISP Students

The Integrated Science Program is a highly selective BA program in Weinberg College. Students majoring in ISP who wish to complete a second major in Environmental Sciences should fulfill the following requirements instead of those listed above. They may not substitute ENVR_SCI 399 or ISP 398 for the ISP-required course MATH 383 and must take the following additional courses:

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