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Guide for Oxford Continuees


Continuees from Emory's Oxford, Georgia, campus are among our best students and we are eager to smooth the transition from Oxford to Emory College for prospective majors. Although there is no single equivalent department at Oxford, students who have taken courses in Environmental Studies, Biology and Geology have excellent preparation for a major or minor in ENVS. 

Certain Oxford courses are "pre-approved" equivalents to Emory College ENVS courses. Note that some courses can count for a variety of requirements, but you can only use each course once.

Pre-approved Oxford Courses which count towards the Environmental Sciences major are listed under the course or major requirement they satisfy.

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ENVS Director of Undergraduate Studies Contact

Anne Hall
Senior Lecturer
E540 Math & Science Center, 5th floor

Pre-approved Oxford Courses

FOUNDATION COURSES AVAILABLE AT OXFORD for BA or BS in Environmental Sciences in Emory College

ENVS_OX 131: Introduction to Environmental Studies

The Emory College equivalent is

  • ENVS 130: Environmental Sciences and
  • ENVS 131: Intro to ENVS Field Studies

QTM_OX 100:  Introduction to Statistical Inference with Lab or 
MATH_OX 117: Introduction to Probability & Statistics with Inference (beginning in fall 2017)

Either of these courses will count as the required pre-requisite for

  • ENVS foundation course ENVS 260: Quantitative Methods in ENVS

ENVS Intermediate Breadth Area Courses—ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION

  • BIOL_OX 135: Plants and Society with Lab
  • BIOL_OX 235: Field Botany with Lab
  • BIOL_OX 242: Zoology: Animal Diversity & Physiology
  • BIOL_OX 245: Freshwater Ecology with Lab

ENVS Intermediate Breadth Area Courses—EARTH & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

  • ENVS_OX 222: Evolution of the Earth with Lab (formerly GEOL_OX 142)
  • ENVS_OX 230: Fundamentals of Geology with Lab (formerly GEOL_OX 141)
  • ENVS_OX 229: Meteorology & Climatology w/lab (formerly GEOL_OX 115)
  • ENVS_OX 243: Modern & Ancient Tropical Environment Field (formerly GEOL_OX 220)
  • ENVS_OX 220: Mineral Resources, Energy & Power w/Lab (formerly GEOL_OX 250)
  • ENVS_OX 222: Evolution of the Earth with Lab (formerly GEOL_OX 142)
  • ENVS_OX 230: Fundamentals of Geology with Lab (formerly GEOL_OX 141)
  • ENVS_OX 229: Meteorology & Climatology w/lab (formerly GEOL_OX 115)
  • ENVS_OX 243: Modern & Ancient Tropical Environment Field (formerly GEOL_OX 220)
  • ENVS_OX 220: Mineral Resources, Energy & Power w/Lab (formerly GEOL_OX 250)

ENVS Intermediate Breadth Area Courses—SOCIAL SCIENCE & POLICY

Currently there are no equivalent courses.

UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVES

Any 200 level courses listed above that are NOT used to fulfill an  Intermediate Breadth Area requirement, may be used to satisfy upper-level elective credits in ENVS. 

Approved upper-level electives for 2019-2020:

  • SOC_OX 255: Global Political Economy & Sustainability
  • SOC_OX 240: Sociology of Food
  • SOC_OX 248: Sociology of Sustainability
  • PHIL_OX 317: Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL_OX 382: Topics in Philosophy: Environmental Ethics
  • Honors_OX 300W: Political Environments: Nature in the 21st Century

FIELD/LAB Course Requirement

Any course listed above that includes a field or lab component, may be used to satisfy the field/lab two-course requirement.

Course Substitution

Courses not listed here, but having a relevant link to environmental sciences, may be considered as part of your degree. Please contact the ENVS undergraduate programs administrator for more information.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE B.S. DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Several options for courses that count toward the external BS requirements also exist at Oxford. Please discuss Oxford equivalents to Atlanta campus courses with an advisor.