Concerned about the environment and humankind's impact on the natural world? By integrating natural and social sciences, our Environmental Studies A.S. program enables you to analyze environmental issues, consider the causes and develop possible solutions for sustaining and preserving our natural world. You can participate in hands-on research at our aquaponics lab on West Campus or earn a Certificate of Completion in GIS Operations.

 
Program outcomes
  • Use established scientific standards and methods to install, calibrate, and manipulate basic laboratory and field equipment;
  • Use established scientific standards and methods to collect, analyze, and interpret environmental data;
  • Use established scientific standards and methods to hypothesize, communicate, and critique environmental forecasts;
  • Analyze the sustainability of systems within an ecosystem.

At the end of the program you can easily transfer to a four-year institution and continue your environmental studies. You will also be prepared to major in such fields as environmental engineering, habitat biology, public policy or GIS.

Program Curriculum

Program effective Fall 2018

General Education Requirements
COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102, ENG 115 or GLG 151*** English Composition II, Writing for Technical Communication or Physical Geology 3 - 4
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
ESW 245 Safety and First Aid 3
 
Major Requirements
COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
BIO 115 Environmental Biology 3
BIO 121 or BIO 151* General Biology I or Principles of Biology I 4
BIO 122 or BIO 152* General Biology II or Principles of Biology II 4
BIO 256 Ecology 4
CHE 121 or CHE 151* General Chemistry I or Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHE 122 or CHE 152* General Chemistry II or Principles of Chemistry II 4
ECO 117 or GEO 130 Environmental Economics or Cultural Geography 3
GEO 210 or GEO 220 Introduction to GIS or Map Design in GIS 3
GEO 235 or GLG 125 Sustainable Communities or Climate Change 3 4
GLG 115 Environmental Geology 4
MAT 130 Probability and Statistics 4
MAT 162 or MAT 170** Precalculus II or Algebra and Trigonometry 4
Elective
COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
Elective Elective 3
 
Total Program Credits: 62-64

*Students planning to transfer to an Environmental Science program should take BIO 151 & BIO 152 and CHE 151 and CHE 152.

**MAT 161 and MAT 162 are equivalent to MAT 170, but require additional time and credits.

***Students planning to transfer to an Environmental Science program should consider GLG 151. Students planning to transfer to an Environmental Policy or Environmental & Society program should consider ENG 102 or ENG 115.