Requirements for the Major
A major in Environment, Economics, and Politics requires a minimum of 13 courses including a senior thesis (*11 courses if dual major as detailed below), in addition to the college’s general education requirements. The following courses (or equivalents) are required:
1. Core Requirements (5-7 courses)
Choose one of the following three tracks:
Choose one of the following four courses:
2. Elective Courses (7 courses)
Choose two courses from two groups below and three courses from one group. At least one course from Group 3 must include a lab.
3. Senior Thesis
EEP majors must complete either a one- or two-semester senior thesis in a constituent EEP discipline, which includes Biology, Chemistry, Economics, and Politics. EEP majors must complete either a one- or two-semester senior thesis on an environmental topic in a constituent EEP discipline, which includes the natural sciences, economics, and government. Students who plan to complete a thesis in Economics are encouraged to take ECON125 SC Econometrics to fulfill one of their Group 2 elective requirements.
Prerequisites for EEP Majors
The following courses are prerequisites for major requirements (and may be counted for general education requirements):
*Students with a dual major in EEP must complete a minimum of 11 courses including a senior thesis, distributed as follows:
- Core requirements (5-7 courses, see above)
- Elective courses (5 courses, see above): Choose two courses from two groups and one course from one group. At least one course from Group 3 must include a lab.
- Senior Thesis: Either a one- or two-semester senior thesis
Students are precluded from pursuing a dual major in Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP) and the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Politics.
A student who is majoring in environment, economics and politics may apply for honors if the student has a minimum grade point average in the major of 11.0 (A-). This includes all the courses counted toward the major. An A or A- must also be earned on the Senior Thesis. The student should inform the Scripps EEP advisor or Professor B. Williams in the W. M. Keck Science Department of intention, preferably by the latter part of the student’s junior year.
The honors candidate who fulfills these criteria is required further to defend the senior thesis before the thesis readers, plus two additional faculty representatives—one from the W. M. Keck Science Department, and another from either the politics or economics department at Scripps. It will be the responsibility of the student, once accepted for honors candidacy, to make all arrangements for the defense.