Requirements for the Special Concentration in Environmental Science for Environmental Biology Majors

The Special Concentration in Environmental Science for Environmental Biology majors requires the completion of 31.5 credits distributed among three categories of requirements presented in sections I-III below. See the Columbia College Bulletin for course descriptions.

I. Introductory Environmental Science (ALL of the following):

  • UN2100 Earth's Environmental Systems: Climate (4.5 credits)
  • UN2200 Earth's Environmental Systems: Solid Earth (4.5 credits)
  • UN2300 Earth's Environmental Systems: Life (4.5 credits)

II. Supporting Math and Science Courses:

One year of chemistry, physics, mathematics and/or biology chosen from the Supporting Math and Science course list for the environmental science major.

III. Advanced Courses: *

Four additional courses from those recommended for the environmental science major (3000 level and above).

*Advanced courses that fulfill the major in environmental biology cannot also count toward fulfillment of the special concentration in environmental science.