Environmental Analysis Program
Scripps College participates with Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Pomona Colleges in a 5-College collaboration that allows students to take advantage of a broad range of courses, facilities, and opportunities in the study of environmental issues.
The Environmental Analysis Program (EAP) is designed to prepare students for careers in many environmental problem-solving fields, including law, policy, medicine, chemistry, conservation, global climate change, urban planning, and resource management. It also provides a solid background for careers in environmental education and community environmental action.
The program regards off-campus study as a vital, strongly encouraged, part of the major experience, enabling students to secure a deeper appreciation for the global dimensions of our environmental situation. Specially focused environmental off-campus study semesters include programs in Australia, Costa Rica, Botswana, Ecuador, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Student Learning Outcomes
Environment and Society Track
- Understand and describe different cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender perspectives on the environment.
- Understand, describe, and conduct research on where social justice and environmental issues intersect.
Environmental Policy Track
- Acquire a working knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of environmental policy, law, and politics.
- Engage in critical thinking about issues and concepts in environmental policy and politics.
- Locate and analyze research and reports in the field of environmental policy and politics.
Sustainability and the Built Environment Track
- Understand and analyze sustainable design in a holistic manner.
- Develop conceptual frameworks for critical inquiry and environmental problems solving.
- Apply design concepts and skills for sustainability and resilience.
- Integrate scholarship and analyses to test spatial ideas.
Environmental Science Track
- Use foundational principles to analyze problems in nature.
- Develop hypotheses and test them using quantitative techniques.
- Articulate applications of science in the modern world.
- Effectively communicate scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.