College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Declaring ENSP


  • Try ENSP Core courses: ENSP101 and 102; BSCI160/161, GEOG201/211; ECON200; etc.  Many of them fill University requirements.
  • Begin work on ENSP Benchmarks.
  • Identify concentrations that interest you and assess in general terms the number of requirements and/or electives you'll have.
  • Unsure of what concentration is right for you?  Click HERE for some guidance!
  • Enroll in Math every semester until you have completed your (potential) Concentration requirements. Success in Math and ENSP science courses predicts your long-term happiness and success in this major.
  • Finally, plan to complement your coursework with practical experience, participation in undergraduate research, and off-campus study programs -- especially those that take place outside the mid-Atlantic ecosystem. You cannot learn everything you need to learn in ENSP by books alone!


To declare ENSP or to discuss ENSP in more detail:



  • If you have 40+ credits completed: Please prepare a graduation plan to bring with you to advising.  Prospective ENSP students with more than 40 credits completed will not be declared into ENSP without a draft graduation plan in hand (for their intended concentration) at the time of our meeting.
  • If you have less than 40 credits completed:  Please prepare a list of classes you plan to take the next semester.  Identify concentrations that interest you and assess in general terms the number of requirements and/or electives you'll have.



( Many thanks -- We look forward to meeting you!


 If you are declaring ENSP as a SECOND MAJOR:

  • We welcome students with multiple academic interests!
  • Before deciding to declare ENSP as a second major, please confirm the depth of your interest by completing the following courses: ENSP101 or ENSP102; MATH 120, 140, or 130; and one of the ENSP Core Lab Sciences. BSCI160/161 and GEOG201/211 have the widest application; however, you can check your intended concentration(s) to see if you would rather choose CHEM131/132 or one of the other Earth Sciences, e.g., AOSC200/201; GEOL120/110; or ENST200, instead.
  • You might decide to take ENSP courses as a supporting area or "Minor," instead. It will take many approaches to solve environmental problems; ENSP is only one of them!
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