Environmental Science Concentration Requirements

The Concentration in Environmental Science requires the completion of 25.5 credits distributed among three categories of requirements presented in sections I-III below. See the Columbia College Bulletin for course descriptions.

I. Foundational Courses in the department:

  • 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:

Two science or mathematics courses selected from among those listed under supporting math and science courses for the environmental science major (6-7 credits).

III. Depth, Breadth and Related Fields

Two additional courses in earth and environmental science and in related fields are required, for a minimum of six credits. The courses should be selected from those listed under depth, breadth and related fields courses for the environmental science major, and should include either UN3101 or UN3201.