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 Environmental Science


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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 (our home planet).  Environmental Science goes beyond the traditional natural sciences to also incorporate knowledge from political science, ethics, public health, and economics.


Notable Points about an EV Science Major:

  • This major is flexible, relevant, and includes a Pre-Med option for those interested in medical school.
  • Courses in this major take you outside the classroom to experience what we teach about the outdoors, governance, and industry.
  • This major will challenge you to think about how we can sustainably “promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…”
  • This major prepares you for future careers in the Army, the sciences, public policy, law, medicine, business, and much more.
  • We have an honors program for cadets with high GPAs who want to do their own research.






Complete the 26-course core curriculum
Complete the Environmental Engineering 3 Course Engineering Sequence
Complete one of the following courses:
IT305  Theory and Practice of Military IT Systems
IT355  Advanced Theory and Practice of Military IT Systems
Complete the five courses listed below:
EV365  Geography of Global Cultures
EV388a  Physical Geology
EV471  Ecology
EV487  Environmental Security
CH375  Introduction to Biology
Complete one of the following courses:
EV387  Meteorology
EV389b  Climatology
Complete one of the courses listed below:
EV377  Remote Sensing
EV398  Geographic Information Systems
CH387 Human Physiology
Complete two of the courses listed below:
EV391a  Land Use Planning and Management
EV391b  Environmental Geology
EV396  Environmental Biological Systems
EV398 Geographic Information Systems
CH383 Organic Chemistry I
CH384 Organic Chemistry II
XS391 Principles and Applications of Environmental Chemistry
Complete one of thirty-nine course options:
EV377  Remote Sensing
EV378  Cartography
EV380  Surveying
EV384  Geography of North America
EV386  Geography of Europe
EV387  Meteorology
EV388b Geomorphology
EV390b Urban Geography
EV391a Land Use Planning and Management
EV391b Environmental Geology
EV394  Hydrology/Hydraulic Systems
EV396  Environmental Biological Systems
EV397  Air Pollution Engineering
EV398  Geographic Information Systems
EV401  Physical and Chemical Treatment
EV482  Military Geography
EV488  Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment and Remediation
EV489a Advanced Individual Study I
Please click here to see all 39 field electives
All course descriptions can be found in the West Point Course Catalog known as the "Red Book."