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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2021-2022 Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies, A.S.

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The Environmental Studies degree will provide students with the opportunity to study both the scientific and policy applications of environmental issues. Students in the program will complete a multi-disciplinary “core” set of courses within a structured, exploratory program of environmental studies that prepares them for transfer to a four-year institution. Depending on their intended career and/or transfer goals, students will be able to select courses from a list of restricted electives that include science, policy, and government courses. The environmental science courses will involve students in the study of the natural sciences and the human context of environmental problems. Students who desire to focus more heavily on environmental policy can focus on the economic, and political aspects of environmental issues. 

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name                                            Credits   Course Number Course Name                                              Credits
ENG 101 English Composition
*(ENG 101E  is an approved substitution for ENG 101)  
3   Gen Ed  Arts/Humanities  3
MAT 109
MAT 161 
3   Gen Ed  Behavioral/Social Sciences 
*(ECO 201 ECO 202 , or POL 101  are recommended)  
CHM 101
CHM 103
Introductory College Chemistry 
General Chemistry I
4   ENV 202 Fundamentals of Environmental Science II  4
ENV 201 Fundamentals of Environmental Science I  4   Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 3
        Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 3
TOTAL   14   TOTAL   16
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed  Diversity
*(GEO 105  is recommended)
3   Gen Ed  Behavioral/Social Sciences
*(ECO 201 ECO 202 , or POL 101 ​ are recommended)
Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3   ENV 203 Environmental Policy and Regulations 3
BIO 113 Principles of Biology I  4   BIO 114 Principles of Biology II  4
ENV 204 Public Health and the Environment 3   Elective  Choose in consultation with an Advisor 3
Restricted Elective  Choose from the list; 3-4 credits 4        
TOTAL   17   TOTAL   13

General Education Requirements (29-30 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences



*A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-101 and ENG-101E

Free Elective (3 Credits)

Electives should be selected in consultation with a transfer advisor and/or the transfer institution.

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)

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