BA/MS for JHU ENVS Majors
BA/MS Option for Johns Hopkins University ENVS* Majors
Undergraduates majoring in Environmental Science and Studies (ENVS)* may apply for accelerated status toward an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy (ESP) or an M.S. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) through the JHU Krieger School of Arts & Sciences’ Advanced Academic Programs. Interested students should speak with their advisor and the Director of the ESP and GIS Programs, Jerry Burgess (firstname.lastname@example.org), in their senior year. ENVS students may apply up to three courses taken as undergraduates toward the M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy and up to two courses toward the M.S. in GIS, thereby leaving only seven to eight more courses to complete the M.S. following receipt of their bachelor’s degree. ENVS students will receive two separate degrees, so the requirements of both degrees must be fulfilled. Students cannot earn the M.S. degree without completion of the B.A. or B.S., however, students who do not complete the M.S. retain their B.A. or B.S.
ENVS students may apply for the B.A./M.S. anytime during the senior year or after conferral of their undergraduate degree. The application procedure is the same as that for other AAP applicants. Details are ffound online at the AAP Admissions page. Students admitted to the B.A./M.S. program will be assigned a graduate advisor but will also continue to be advised by their ENVS advisor for all matters concerning the bachelor’s degree.
Courses for the B.A./M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy
Up to three courses completed while an undergraduate can count toward the ten courses required for the M.S. Two of the following courses can be used to satisfy the corresponding core course requirements for the M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy.
- AS.270.202 Introduction to Ecology or AS.270.308 Population/Community Ecology (Substitutes for AS.420.611 Principles & Methods of Ecology)
- AS.270.224 Oceans & Atmospheres (Substitutes for AS.420.608 Oceanic & Atmospheric Processes)
- AS.271.403 Environmental Policymaking and Policy Analysis (Taught as a combined course with AS.420.614 Environmental Policymaking and Policy Analysis)
If a student wishes to apply a third course to both their ENVS B.A. or B.S. and their ESP M.S., the course must be approved by the graduate advisor and must be at the 300- to 600- level with content germane to environmental science and policy. Specific options are the EPS courses in Conservation Biology (AS.270.307) and Energy Resources for the Modern World (AS.270.305).
Courses for the B.A./M.S. in Geographic Information Systems
Up to two courses completed while an undergraduate can count toward the ten courses required for the M.S. The following courses completed while an undergraduate can be used to satisfy the corresponding core and elective course requirements for the M.S. in Geographic Information Systems.
- AS.270.205 Introduction to GIS and Geospatial Analysis may substitute for 430.601 Geographic Information Systems
- AS.270.318. Remote Sensing of the Environment may substitute for 430.602 Remote Sensing: Systems and Applications
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