• AP

Course Length

Full Year

Course Credit


Grade Level

Juniors & Seniors; AP


A grade of B or better in Biology/Physics (AD) OR A grade of B or better in Pre-AP Chemistry/Pre- AP Biology OR a grade of B or better in Chemistry Honors/Biology Honors OR a grade of A or better in Chemistry/Biology + Teacher Recommendation (Can be taken concurrently with Biology or Biology Honors as an elective credit)

Course Syllabus(For Reference Only)

This course is designed to engage students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships within the natural world. Course instruction requires students to identify and analyze natural andhuman-made environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Environmental science is interdisciplinary, embracing topics from geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography. Course content requires students to analyzes environmental concepts and processes to achieve understanding in order to propose and justify solutions to environmental problems. This course teaches students how to apply science to the solutions of important social problems. It also provides opportunities to practice applying scientific methods to practical, real-life problems. As a result of theincreased rigor of this AP course, students are required to demonstrate advanced skills in thinking logically and intuitively while exhibiting evidence of divergent and creative thinking in science. Topics are covered more in depth in comparison to the regular course and instruction is delivered at the fastest pace.