Claremont McKenna

EA MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Environmental Analysis: Science

  • Introductory Core: EA 10, EA 20, EA 30L
  • Introductory Biology: Bio 43L, Bio 44L
  • Introductory Chemistry: Chem 14L, Chem 15L or Chem 29L

[The requirement for Introductory Biology and Introductory Chemistry may be met by completion of both semesters of the Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence (AISS)]

  • 1 earth sciences course– e.g., PO Geol 20x; must be chosen in consultation with an adviser
  • 5 upper-division EA science courses, including one in ecology (Bio146L, Bio169L, or equivalent); must be chosen in consultation with an adviser
  • 1 upper-division policy course – e.g., Econ 171; Gov 118; must be chosen in consultation with an adviser
  • Senior Thesis/Capstone [either a one-semester thesis, Bio/Chem/Phys 191 (Fall) and Environmental Analysis Senior Seminar, PO EA 190 (Spring), OR a two-semester thesis, Bio/Chem/Phys 188L–190L or 189L–190L

Environmental Analysis: Policy

The requirements for this major are the same as those for the Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP) Major with the following substitutions:

  1. For students not planning advanced work in science, EA 10, EA 20, and EA 30L are also included among the courses that may be substituted for Chem 14L and 15L;
  2. Students may petition to substitute an upper-division elective approved by the EA Steering Committee for Bio 137 (EEP Clinic);
  3. Students must complete a Senior Thesis/Capstone of either a one-semester thesis and Environmental Analysis Senior Seminar, PO EA 190 (Spring), OR a two-semester thesis; the one- or two-semester thesis must be in a department approved by the EA Steering Committee.

[Note: CMC students seeking approvals from the EA Steering Committee should approach Professor Emil Morhardt, Donald McFarlane, or Katie Purvis-Roberts, the Joint Science representatives on the Committee.]

Environmental Analysis: Environment and Society Track

Students who are particularly interested in human ecology, indigenous studies, or art and the environment may pursue this version of the major through Pitzer College.

EEP Major

Claremont McKenna students can alternatively major in Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP). For more information about this option, read this page on the EEP Major.