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Sustainability and Environmental Management concentration

The Sustainability and Environmental Management concentration is designed to help students understand the nature of environmental constraints which face organizations and individuals in the modern world, and to understand how these constraints can be effectively considered as part of the decision-making process in for-profit and non-profit organizations.

(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.

EAS 401: Energy and its impacts: technology, ecology, economics and sustainability (1 CU), OR
EAS 402: Renewable energy and its impact (1 CU), OR
EAS 403: Energy Systems and Policy

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

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

Two out of the three following courses (2 CUs):

LGST 215/815 (Wharton): Environmental Management Law and Policy,
BEPP/OPIM 261/SYS 567 (Wharton): Risk Analysis and Environmental Management,
BEPP/OPIM 263 (Wharton): Environmental and Energy Economics

Two upper division courses that are thematically related to the senior thesis and are chosen with the approval of a major advisor (2 CUs)

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