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Environmental Policy & Application concentration

Students in the Environmental Policy and Application acquire a background in the social and management aspects of environmental problems. The concentration/major is made up 15 credits from several groups of courses outlined below. ABCS courses in EES are strongly recommended for this concentration. 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.

Environmental Policy (1 CU) from pre-approved ENVS course list), OR
an ABCS course in ENVS (1 CU)

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

Two courses from the Global Politics and International Relations (1 CU each) pre-approved course list.

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