Environmental Science Concentration

The Environmental Science concentration provides students further exposure into the environmental sciences than what introductory courses cover. The concentration allows students the freedom to delve into a variety of courses that support their interests in the environmental sciences. A minimum of 25.5 points must be taken to complete the concentration. 

*Concentrations are available to students who entered Columbia in or before Fall 2023

Environmental science concentration requirements

Two science or mathematics courses in Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Biology, or Calculus for a minimum of 6 points. 

Geochemistry for a Habitable Planet (EESC UN3101) 


Solid Earth Dynamics (EESC UN3201)  

Plus one additional course in environmental science for a minimum of 6 points. The courses can be selected from those suitable for environmental science majors.

Note: EESC 4930 - Earth's Oceans & Atmosphere does not count towards fulfilling the concentration's advanced courses requirement. 

To keep track of your degree requirements, use the Environmental Science Concentration Checklist.