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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 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  and ENG 101P  are approved substitutions for ENG 101)  
3   Gen Ed  Arts/Humanities  3
MAT 109
or 
MAT 161 
Statistics (3 Credits)
or 
Precalculus II (4 Credits)
3   Gen Ed  Behavioral/Social Sciences 
*(ECO 201 ECO 202 , or POL 101  are recommended)  
3
CHM 101
or
CHM 103
Introductory College Chemistry 
or 
General Chemistry I
4   BIO 114 Principles of Biology II 4
BIO 113 Principles of Biology I 4   Elective  Choose in consultation with an advisor 3
        Elective  Choose in consultation with an advisor 3
TOTAL   14   TOTAL   16
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed  Behavioral/Social Sciences
*(ECO 201 ECO 202 , or POL 101 ​ are recommended)
3   Gen Ed  Diversity
*(GEO 105  is recommended)
3
Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3   ENV 202 Fundamentals of Environmental Science II 4
ENV 201 Fundamentals of Environmental Science I 4   ENV 204 Public Health and the Environment 3
ENV 203 Environmental Policy and Regulations 3   Elective Choose in consultation with an advisor 4
Elective  Choose in consultation with an advisor 3        
TOTAL   16   TOTAL   14

General Education Requirements (29-30 Credits)


Arts/Humanities


Behavioral/Social Sciences


Diversity


English


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

Free Electives (12-13 Credits)


Electives should be selected in consultation with a transfer advisor and the transfer institution. Some recommended courses are listed below:

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)


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