Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of a course in Chemistry, Biology
The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a one semester, introductory college course in Environmental Science. The goal of the course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. This course is designed to prepare students to take an advanced placement test and earn college credit in Environmental Science. This course satisfies the Maryland Environmental Literacy Graduation requirement.