AP Environmental Science

Course Number: 434/435

Open To:
Grades 10-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Laboratory Science area “D” requirement.

Course Description:
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a general environmental science course taken during the first years of college. This is a lab course that will be utilizing selected labs specified by the AP College Board, as well as field studies and year-long projects. Study will include understanding the interrelationships of the natural world, identifying and analyzing environmental problems, evaluating the relative risks associated with these problems, and examining alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Independent review of specific topics covered in chemistry and biology is required. The pace of the course is accelerated so that the student will complete all necessary content to successfully take the AP test in May.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Environmental Science for AP 2nd Edition, 2015; Friedland & Relyea Bedford, Freeman & Worth. ISBN: 978-1-4641-0868-6

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
Completion of:
Biology and Chemistry AND
Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better.