Environmental Science

Curriculum SCI.ENV.AS (U230A29)

The Environmental Science program includes a broad science-based curriculum for students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a transfer college or university. Provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics and the sciences, including biology, chemistry, and geology. Environmental science majors may find a wide range of career opportunities available in environmental testing laboratories, state and federal government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, Departments of Natural Resources, the National Park Service, soil and water conservation services, as well as private or non-profit organizations.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

BIS 105

Environmental Biology

4

#

CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I1

3

 

 

General education/Humanities2

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

#

BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

#

CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

#

MAT 170

Elementary Statistics

4

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II1

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Three

#

BIS 151

Principles of Biology II

4

#

MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry

5

 

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science2

3

 

 

Electives

4

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

#

ENV 150

Environmental Sciences Field Methods

4

 

GOL 103

Environmental Geology: Aspects of Global Hazards and Change

3

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

General education/Fine Arts2

3

 

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science2

3

 

 

 

16

Recommended electives:

#

BIS 205

Field Ecology

4

#

BIS 222

Principles of Microbiology

4

 

GEO 200

Physical Geography: Weather and Climate

4

 

GEO 201

Physical Geography: Maps and Land Forms

4

 

GOL 101

Physical Geology

4

 

PHS 100

Introduction to Earth Science

4

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AS degree

37-41

Biological Sciences courses or other electives for AS degree

19-23

See BIS course descriptions

1Grade of 'C' or better is an IAI requirement.

2See U230A, Associate in Science degree requirements for a list of applicable general education courses. The Social and Behavioral Science courses must be selected from two different disciplines. For Humanities and Fine Arts requirements, one course must be selected from Fine Arts and one course must be selected from Humanities. One course from Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities and Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirement have an (*) in the general education lists.

Note: This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on specialty and/or chosen transfer school. Meet with a curriculum counselor for specific transfer recommendations.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312