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 an excellent preparation for a major or minor in ENVS.  Certain Oxford courses are "pre-approved" equivalents to Emory College ENVS courses. If you have any questions about a course not on this list, please contact Anne Hall, ENVS Director of Undergraduate Studies,, 404-727-2863. 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.

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 beginning in fall 2017, MATH_OX 117: Introduction to Probability & Statistics with Inference

• either of these courses will count as the required pre-requisite for the 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 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.


 The B.S. in ENVS degree requires five courses in natural sciences and mathematics from the courses listed below—students must take courses in all three categories:

Math/Computer Science



MATH 111: Calculus I

MATH 112: Calculus II

MATH 115: Life Sciences Calculus I

MATH 116: Life Sciences Calculus II

CS 170: Introduction to Computer Science I

BIOL 141/141L: Foundations of Modern Biology & Lab

BIOL 142/142L: Foundations of Modern Biology II & Lab

PHYS 141: Introduction to Physics I & Lab

PHYS 142: Introduction to Physics II & Lab

PHYS 151: Physics for Science & Engineering w/Lab

PHYS 152: Physics for Science & Engineering II w/Lab

CHEM 150/150L: Structure & Properties w/Lab

CHEM 202/202L: Principles of Reactivity & Lab

CHEM 203/203L: Advanced Reactivity

CHEM 204/204L: Macromolecules

 Oxford courses that fulfill these B.S. degree requirements are listed in the following table:

Math/Computer Science



MATH 111_OX: Calculus I

MATH 112_OX: Calculus II

CS 170_OX:  Introduction to Computer Science I

BIOL_OX 141/141L: Cell Biology & Genetics w/Lab

BIOL_OX 142/142L: Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology w/Lab

PHYS 141_OX: Introduction to Physics I & Lab

PHYS 142_OX: Introduction to Physics II & Lab

PHYS 151_OX: General Physics: Mechanics w/Lab

PHYS 152_OX: General Physics: Electricity & Magnetism w/Lab

CHEM _OX 150/150L: Structure & Properties w/Lab

CHEM_OX 202/202L: Principles of Reactivity & Lab

CHEM_OX 203/203L: Advanced Reactivity

CHEM_OX 204/204L: Macromolecules

(CHEM_OX 141/141L, CHEM_OX 142/141L, will also count toward the B.S. course requirements)