AP Environmental Science

This laboratory science course provides students with the scientific concepts and methodologies required to understand the inter-relationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. The following themes provide the foundation for this course. Science is a process, energy conversions underlie all ecological processes, the Earth itself is one interconnected system, humans alter natural systems, environmental problems have a cultural and social context, and human survival depends on developing practices that result in sustainable systems. This course prepares students for the Environmental Science Advanced Placement Examination.

Course Subject
Course Number
SC500A & 500B
Grade Level
Course Duration
2 semesters/ This is a year long class
Course Credit
1.0 credit
Algebra 1, Biology or Honors Biology
Course Fee