Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Environmental Analysis Emphasis

Environmental analysis fits exceptionally well within the Harvey Mudd College mission to train students who combine technical rigor and engagement with pressing social issues. There has always been a significant demand for environmental courses, research experiences, and Clinics at the college. The new Emphasis in Environmental Analysis provides a curricular program to help students move through their environmental studies in a coherent and cumulative fashion.

The Emphasis in Environmental Analysis is not a major. Rather, it is a coordinated program of study that allows students majoring in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics the opportunity to address environmental issues from a range of perspectives so that they may better understand the impact of their work.

Emphasis Structure: To complete the Emphasis, a student must take five courses beyond the core curriculum with significant environmental analysis content, on or off campus. A student must take a minimum of two courses in the recognized disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (but may take up to three), as well as a minimum of two courses in science, engineering and mathematics (but may also take up to three). At least three of these courses must be upper-division courses. With coordinated approval from the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design and a student’s Emphasis faculty advisor, up to two summer research, year-long research, or year-long Clinic experiences with substantial environmental analysis components may be counted towards the five-course total.

Requirement: Students must declare their intention to pursue an Emphasis in Environmental Analysis in or before their fifth semester.