Environmental Science Degree

Curriculum SCI.EVN.AAS (C226A)

The Environmental Science curriculum is designed to allow students to explore the relationship between organisms and their environment, with a particular emphasis on the impacts that humans place on their environment. The interdisciplinary nature of environmental science will be investigated through diverse course offerings, including biology, chemistry, geology, geography, and sustainable agriculture. There are two tracks or emphases from which students can choose based on their interests and goals: Geography/Geology or Ecology and Agriculture. Graduates of this program will receive appropriate training to qualify for a variety of entry-level positions within the environmental testing and/or consulting and related industries. Graduates may also transfer to pursue a baccalaureate degree in environmental science or related field.

Last Update Effective: 8/23/15

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

BIS 105◊

Environmental Biology

4

#

CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

#

MAT 110

College Algebra

5

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Two

#

BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

#

CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3

 

 

Selection from appropriate concentration

3-4

 

 

 

15-16

Semester Three

#

BIS 151

Principles of Biology II

4

 

PSC 150

American National Politics or

 

 

PSC 151

American State and Urban Politics

3

 

SAT 110

Natural Resource Management (Soils and Water)

3

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

Selections from concentration

3-4

 

 

 

16-17

Semester Four

 

ENV 150◊

Environmental Sciences Field Methods

4

 

PHL 103

Ethics

3

 

 

Program electives

7-8

 

 

Selections from concentration

3-4

 

 

 

17-19

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

65-69

Choose from one of the following concentrations (9-12 credits):

Geography/Geology (SCI.GEO.AAS)

Take:

 

GEO 200

Physical Geography: Weather and Climate

4

 

GEO 201

Physical Geography: Maps & Landforms

4

 

GOL 103

Environmental Geology: Aspects of Global Hazards and Change

3

 

 

 

11

Ecology and Agriculture (SCI.EAG.AAS)

#

BIS 205

Field Ecology

4

#

SAT 100

Principles of Agroecology

3

#

SAT 105

Urban Agriculture Issues

3

 

 

 

10

Program electives (7-8 credits)

 

GOL 101

Physical Geology

4

 

HRT 127

Entomology: Insects, People and Plants

3

 

HRT 270

Sustainable Landscape Practices

3

 

HRT 275

Innovations in Sustainability

4

 

PHS 100

Introduction to Earth Science

4

 

PHS 141

Applications of Physical Science Concepts

4

See BIS course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirements.

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