Become a change agent.
Environmental science introduces you to Earth’s living and nonliving systems and how humans interact with and affect them. You’ll learn how to invoke behavior change to solve environmental and sustainability problems with an emphasis on the natural sciences.
CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE
Introduction to Global Environmental Change
In this broad survey of the Earth as a planet, we investigate the processes that control global changes. We also give special attention to present-day issues, such as global climate change, natural hazards, air pollution, resource depletion, human population growth, habitat destruction, and loss of biodiversity.
Environmental Policymaking and Policy Analysis
This course will provide you with an introduction to U.S. environmental policymaking and policy analysis. You’ll examine the political and legal framework, become familiar with precedent-setting statutes such as NEPA, RCRA, and the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, and study models for environmental policy analysis.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis
This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related tools of Geospatial Analysis. In addition, you’ll get hands-on experience working with GIS software.
PROF. DARRYN WAUGH
Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
How to Combat Urban Heat Islands
With the help of undergraduate students, Hopkins professors team up on a project to design a computer program that calculates heat dangers across Baltimore’s urban neighborhoods and assess the effects of various mitigation approaches on each community.Read More
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