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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

Environmental Analysis Emphasis


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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.

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