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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

Shaunna Donaher
Associate Teaching Professor
E536 Math & Science Center, 5th floor
For questions about a course not on this list, please contact Dr. Shaunna Donaher.

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 the METHODS Intermediate Breadth courses in ENVS:

  • ENVS 250: Cartography & GIS
  • ENVS 260: Quantitative Methods in ENVS
  • ENVS 270: Environmental Data Science

ENVS Intermediate Breadth Area Courses—ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

  • 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.


200 level courses beyond the Intermediate Breadth requirements may be approved as ENVS degree electives with departmental approval. Please email the Director of Undergraduate Studies to request an evaluation. Usually courses taken beyond the Intermediate Breadth requirement can be used as departmental electives, but restrictions may apply based on the BS track the student has elected.

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.


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.