AP - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (454)

AP - Environmental Science
Completion of a summer assignment is required for this course. Advanced Placement Environmental Science embraces a wide variety of topics from a variety of disciplines, including geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography. There are several major unifying constructs that provide the basic required foundation for the structure of the course: earth systems and resources, the living world, population, land and water use, energy resources and consumption, pollution, and global change.  The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science. It is a rigorous science course that emphasizes scientific principles and analysis, as well as the study of environmental issues from a sociological or political perspective.  A minimum grade of “B” or higher in Biology CP or Biology Honors and Algebra 1 are good predictors for success in this course.   It is expected that all students take the AP Environmental Science exam in May.