Course title

AP Enevironmental Science


Completion of Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra with B or higher

Course description

Duration/Credit: Year/10 Credits

This class is the equivalent of a one semester; introductory college course in environmental science. The main areas of study are earth systems; ecology; population and community ecology; water and land use; energy resources and consumption; pollution; and global change. Although this is a science course that will include a laboratory component and math problems; it includes a great deal of social science: geography; economics; law; and politics. The primary goal is to provide students with the concepts; and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world; to identify and analyze environmental problems; to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems; and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Environmental science is interdisciplinary; you will be using and adding to your knowledge of biology; chemistry; physics and earth science. A main goal is to prepare you to take and pass the AP Exam given in May.

School country

United States

School state


School city

San Mateo

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LINT
  • Integrated science

Approved date

Online / Virtual