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 Environmental Science


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Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary, integrative, science-based study of how humans affect the planet with the goal of creating a sustainable future for all. Environmental scientists explore, discover, describe and investigate the Earth (our home planet).  Environmental Science goes beyond the traditional natural sciences to also incorporate knowledge from political science, ethics, public health, and economics.


Notable Points about an EV Science Major:

  • This major is flexible, relevant, and includes a Pre-Med option for those interested in medical school.
  • Courses in this major take you outside the classroom to experience what we teach about the outdoors, governance, and industry.
  • This major will challenge you to think about how we can sustainably “promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…”
  • This major prepares you for future careers in the Army, the sciences, public policy, law, medicine, business, and much more.
  • We have an honors program for cadets with high GPAs who want to do their own research.





Courses (for Class of 2021)

NOTE: Class of 2021, 2020, 2019, & 2018 example academic plans below are each available at the bottom of this page.
Complete the 24-course core curriculum
Complete the Environmental Engineering 3 Course Engineering Sequence
Complete one of the following courses:
CY305  Cyber Foundations
CY355  Cyber Foundations - Computing
Complete the three courses listed below:
EV310  Aquatic Science
EV388a Physical Geology
EV471  Ecology
Complete one of the following courses:
EV387  Meteorology
EV389b Climatology
Complete one of the following courses:
EV377  Remote Sensing
EV398  Geographic Information Systems
CH387 Human Physiology
Complete two of the following courses:
EV391a Land Use Planning and Management
EV391b Environmental Geology
EV396  Environmental Biological Systems
EV398  Geographic Information Systems
CH383  Organic Chemistry I
CH384  Organic Chemistry II
XS391  Principles and Applications of Environmental Chemistry
Complete two of the following courses:
CH383  Organic Chemistry I
CH384  Organic Chemistry II
CH385  Introduction to Cell Biology
CH387  Human Physiology
CH388  Genetics
CH457  Microbiology
CH460  Human Anatomy
CH473  Biochemistry
CH481  Physical Chemistry I
DS350  Persuasive Communications
EM381  Engineering Economy
EV371  Geography of Russia
EV372  Geography of Asia
EV373  Geography of Latin America
EV375  Geography of Africa
EV376  Geography of the Middle Eas
EV377  Remote Sensing
EV378  Cartography
EV380  Surveying
EV384  Geography of North America
EV386  Geography of Europe
EV387  Meteorology
EV388b Geomorphology
EV390b Urban Geography
EV391a Land Use Planning and Management
EV391b Environmental Geology
EV394  Hydrology/Hydraulic Systems
EV396  Environmental Biological Systems
EV397  Air Pollution Engineering
EV398  Geographic Information Systems
EV482  Military Geography
EV489a Advanced Individual Study I
LW473  Environmental Law
LW481  International Law
MA363  Vector Calculusand Ordinary Differential Equations
MA366  Applied Engineering Math
MA376  Applied Statistics
MA391  Mathematical Modeling
MA396  Numerical Methods for the Solution of Differntial Equations
MA476  Mathematical Statistics
PL396  Science Network Analysis for Public Policy
PY386  Philosophy of Science
SS381  Cultural/Political Anthropology
SS387  Public Finance
SS485  Politics and Development of Sub-Saharan Africa
XS391 Principles and Applications of Environmental Chemistry
Complete the following course:
EV365  Geography of Global Cultures
Complete one of the following courses:
CH275 Biology
CH375 Advanced Biology
Complete one of the following courses:
CH457  Microbiology
CH473  Biochemistry
MA205  Calculus II
MA376  Applied Statistics
PH206  Physics II
PH256  Advanced Physics II
Complete the following course:
EV487  Environmental Security

All course descriptions can be found in the West Point Course Catalog known as the "Red Book."