Undergraduate Curriculum

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PKU’s philosophy of education is to lay solid foundation on the fundamentals, blur the boundary between majors, and help individual students meet their fullest potential. Taking advantage of the university’s rich resources in humanity and social science and natural science, the college has developed systematic approaches to instilling knowledge and cultivating capacities in environmental science, engineering and management.

In the curriculum, undergraduate students are required to gain a solid foundation in both mathematics and chemistry, and to master basic knowledge and theory of physics, biology and others.

Table 13 Courses for Undergraduate Students

Fundamental core courses

Advanced Mathematics (B); General Physics (C); General Physics; General Chemistry (A); General Chemistry Lab (A); Quantitative Analysis (A); Quantitative Analysis of Experiments (A); Physical Chemistry (B);Physical Chemistry Experiment (B); Environmental Issues; Environmental Science; Environmental Engineering; Linear Algebra (B); Probability and Statistics (B)

Core courses

Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Monitoring; Environmental Management; Chemical Engineering Principles; Engineering Fluid Mechanics; Microbiology; Foundation of Water Environmental Science; Basic Meteorology; Environmental Microbiology; Environmental Planning; General Ecology; Water Pollution Control; Solid Waste Recycling; Environmental Engineering; Environmental Remote Sensing; Environmental Information Systems; Environmental Systems Analysis; Environmental Economics

The environmental science program aims to construct a curriculum for undergraduate students that combine cognitive practice, hands-on training, research courses study and thesis. The undergraduate students are also encouraged to take graduate and undergraduate courses in relevant disciplines, including environmental science, chemistry, earth sciences, computer sciences, economics, demography, sociology, engineering and biological sciences within Peking University or other universities. Introduction to core undergraduate courses can be found in Appendix III.

The curriculum for environmental science major is composed of core courses, elective courses, field practice and thesis:

a) Core courses: a total of 92.5 credits, including 33 university-level course credits and 59.5 core major course credits;

b) Elective courses: a total of 47 credits, including 12 university-level elective course credits, and additional 35 elective course credits relevant to the major;

c) Field practice: one week without credits (required);

d) Undergraduate thesis: 4 credits.

The curriculum for environmental engineering major is composed of core courses, elective courses, field practice and thesis:

a) Core courses: a total of 94 credits, including 33 university-level course credits and 61 core major course credits;

b) Elective courses: a total of 47 credits, including 12 university-level elective course credits, and additional 35 elective course credits relevant to the major;

c) Field practice: one week without credits (required);

d) Undergraduate thesis: 4 credits.