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Global Environmental Systems concentration

Students in the Global Environmental Systems concentration will focus their coursework on understanding global environmental systems. The concentration/major is made up 15 credits from several groups of courses outlined below. Click on the title of each of the headers below to show/hide more details.

(Minimum 15 credits for Major / 35 credits total)

ENVS 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (1 CU) formerly ENVS 200

GEOL 204: Global Climate Change (1 CU), OR
GEOL 100: Introduction to Geology (1 CU), OR
GEOL 103: Natural Disturbances and Disasters (1 CU), OR
GEOL 125: Earth and Life Through Time (1 CU), OR
GEOL 130: Oceanography (1 CU)

ENVS 301: Environmental Case Studies (1 CU), OR
ENVS 400: Environmental Studies Seminar (1 CU)

ENVS 399 Junior Research Seminar (1 CU)

ENVS 498a/b: Senior Thesis (0.5 CU each)

Data Analysis and Statistics (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Economics and Policy (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Geographical or Environmental Modeling (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Earth Systems (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Biotic History (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Geochemical Dynamics (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Global Politics and International Relations (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

International Environmental Issues (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list.

Two upper division courses that are thematically related to the senior thesis and are chosen with the approval of a major advisor. Courses in Environmental Modeling or field-based courses are strongly recommended for this concentration. (1 CU each)

Each student is encouraged to attend a summer field course or to seek a summer internship, summer employment, and/or academic-year practical experience/research related to his/her individual curriculum. Opportunities suited to a student's interests can usually be found. Students should discuss their options with their ENVS advisor.

Department of Earth and Environmental Science / University of Pennsylvania, 251 Hayden Hall, 240 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316