Quantitative Environmental Science

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The Quantitative Environmental Science major is tailored to students who envision an environmentally oriented career where competence requires quantitative understanding.

Students will gain a working knowledge of at least three specific environmental disciplines, understand what constitutes a quantitative versus qualitative approach to environmental issues and develop the skills necessary to evaluate and manage environmental risks.

Students will also gain the necessary basis to apply to, and be successful at, any graduate environmental program.

Departmental Honors Program

Students with GPA higher or equal to 3.5 (for the math and science courses) are eligible for the Honors Program of the Department.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Fall Admission : Round 1 by 15 November; Round 2 by 1 February; Round 3 by 15 March; Round 4 by 1 June; Round 5 after 1 June; Spring Admission: Round 1 by 1 October; Round 2 by 15 November; Round 3 after 15 November Tuition fee
  • EUR 26590 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 26590 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date January,September 2015 Credits 128
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  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Requirements for the Major in Quantitative Environmental Science


  • 8 FirstBridge courses change every year

General Education Requirements

  • Up to 8 EN 1010 College Writing, EN 2020 Writing and Criticism
  • 8 French through FR 1200 Elementary French Language and Culture II
  • 4 Historical and Cross-Cultural Understandings
  • 4 Social Experience and Organization
  • 4 from either of the above two categories
  • Up to 8 Scientific and Mathematical Investigations

Core courses (25 credits)

  • CS 1040 Introduction to Computer Programming
  • MA 1020 Applied Statistics I
  • MA 1030 Calculus I
  • MA 2041 Linear Algebra
  • SC 1020 Environmental Science
  • SC 4095 Senior Project

Science electives (8 credits)

Two courses from the following list (may be taken without lab)

  • GL 1001 Physical Geology
  • PH 1000 Physics for Non-Scientists
  • SC 1040 Energy and the Environment
  • SC 1050 Climate and Climate Change
  • SC 1060 Natural and Unnatural disasters
  • SC 1070 Ocean Environment

Math electives (8 credits)

Choose one of the following tracks, or approved combination of two courses from the following:

Dynamical Systems

  • MA 2030 Calculus II
  • MA 3100 Differential Equations

Environmental Decision Support System

  • MA 2007 Operations Research
  • MA 4030 Quantitative Decision-Making

Data Analysis

  • MA 2020 Applied Statistics II
  • MA 3066 Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Major electives (8 credits)

Choose two courses from the following:

  • Any other course in computer science, mathematics or science or
  • A topics, issues, project or seminar class or internship (4 credits) in another field which relates to the environment subject to the approval of the CSMS department and course professor or
  • BA 3005 Decision-Making Tools for Managers
  • BA 3012 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • CM 3046 Media Law, Policy, and Ethics
  • EC 3043 Economics of Sustainable Development
  • EC 3076 Public Economics
  • HI 3039 History and Science
  • PL 2041 Environmental Ethics
  • PL 1021 Ethical Inquiry: Problems and Paradigms
  • PO 2012 Introduction to Political Geography and Geopolitics
  • P0 3033 Politics of the Environment
  • PO 3064 The Scramble for African Resources
  • PO 3035 Waters of the Globe

Plus general electives to total 128 credits


Application requirements - what you need to submit to us

An application to The American University of Paris requires several supporting documents and sometimes tests. Most requirements can be uploaded directly in your online application. We cannot provide you with a decision until we receive all of your documents.

  • Online application form
  • Personal statements
  • Extracurricular activites and work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • English language test
  • SAT/ACT test scores (optional)

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than The American University of Paris.


Financial aid and scholarships

An AUP education is an important investment in your future, and we work hard to make it an affordable one. Our tuition and costs are competitive with those of small, selective universities in the United States, and we offer merit scholarships and need- and merit-based financial aid that make affording AUP even more manageable.

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