The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. The course adheres to the objectives set forth in the Course Description for AP Environmental Science, which states that the course is designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science that includes a laboratory and field investigation component.
What you get out of this class will be dependent on what you are willing to put into the class. Historically, the student who is the most successful in the course and on the AP exam is the student that is willing to work hard both inside and outside of class. There isn’t time to thoroughly cover all necessary topics in class alone so outside work is a necessity.
Our AP Environmental Science course has eight units. Each unit will average between two and six weeks long. Important resources can be found for each unit by clicking on the tabs below.