AP Environmental Science

  • Advanced Placement Environmental Science

    AP Environmental Science is the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science. The College Board has structured the class around six themes: (1) Science is a process, (2) Energy conversions underlie all ecological processes, (3) Earth itself is one interconnected system, (4) Humans alter natural systems, (5) Environmental problems have a cultural and social context, and (6) Human survival depends on developing sustainable practices. Laboratory work is emphasized. All students must take the Advanced Placement examination in May. Following the AP Exam, additional environmental science topics outside the AP curriculum will be explored.