Environmental Science Major

Environmental Science Major

Environmental Science

Major

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. Environmental science goes beyond the traditional natural sciences to also incorporate knowledge from political science, ethics, public health, and economics. This major is flexible, relevant, and includes a premed option for those interested in medical school. This major prepares cadets for future careers in the Army, the sciences, public policy, law, medicine, business, and much more. Majors may earn the 3Y skill identifier. This major offers an honors track. 

Environmental science majors have a lab requirement component. Majors can also conduct research with and learn from experts in the West Point Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences(CEGS). 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

Required Courses

EV310 AQUATIC SCIENCE 

EV388A PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 

EV471 ECOLOGY 

Atmosphere Course (Choose 1)

EV387 METEOROLOGY 

EV389B CLIMATOLOGY 

Tools Elective (Choose 1)

CH387 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 

EV377 REMOTE SENSING  

EV398 GEOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS

 

Sample Electives

CH383 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I  

EV391A LAND USE PLAN & MGT 

EV391B NATURAL HAZARDS AND RISK 

EV396 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGICAL SYS 

EV398 GEOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

EV378 CARTOGRAPHY 

EV380 SURVEYING 

EV387 METEOROLOGY 

EV388B GEOMORPHOLOGY 

EV390B URBAN GEOGRAPHY 

EV391A LAND USE PLAN & MGT 

EV391B NATURAL HAZARDS AND RISK 

EV394 HYDROGEOLOGY/HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS 

EV396 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGICAL SYS 

EV397 AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING 

EV482 MILITARY GEOGRAPHY

XS391 PRIN & APPL OF ENV CHEM

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Environmental Science Major Curriculum.

Majors have excellent opportunities to gain real-world experience with what they learn in the classroom through a robust summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience.

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering or the West Point Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences