Environmental Sciences Degree

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
# BIOL 111C General Biology I 3 2 4
# CHEM 103C General Chemistry 3 2 4
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
  MATH 124C College Algebra or Higher Level Math (excluding MATH 129C) 4 0 4
Spring Semester
# BIOL 112C General Biology II 3 2 4
# CHEM 104C General Chemistry II 3 2 4
# ENVS 101C Fundamentals of Environmental Science 3 2 4
  MATH 251C Statistics 4 0 4
Fall Semester
# ARET 101C AutoCAD 2D* or 3 0 3
# XX xxxC Science Elective** 3 2 4
# BIOL 212C Ecology 3 2 4
  ECON 101C Macroeconomics 3 0 3
  ENGL 125C Communication and the Literature of Science and Technology or      
  ENGL 2xxC English Literature Elective 3 0 3
  XX xxxC Science Elective** 3 2 4
Spring Semester
# ARET 160C Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 2 2 3
# BIOL 215C Fresh Water Ecology 3 2 4
# ENVS 290C Senior Capstone Project and Seminar 3 2 4
  GEOL 101C Essentials of Geology 3 2 4
  PHIL 242C Contemporary Ethical Issues 3 0 3
# Indicates major field courses.
* Those students intending to enter the workforce directly should take ARET 101C.
** BIOL 116C, BIOL 117C, BIOL 202C, PHYS 133C, PHYS 231C, SCI 107C, or SCI 110C fit this requirement.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2017-18.

The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Environmental Sciences is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

This program provides an interdisciplinary approach to studying social, ethical and ecological interactions between the natural world and society. All students begin with introductory classes in biology, math, English, chemistry, economics and philosophy (ethics), which provide the basic skills and knowledge required to address environmental problems.

The program also provides the first two years of courses necessary for a four-year baccalaureate degree in environmental science for students interested in transferring. According to the Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau’s Job Outlook Reports, graduates of both associate’s degree programs and bachelor’s degree programs will have increasing employment opportunities. Students might find employment as City Planning Aides, Economic Research Assistants, Grazing Examiners, Soil Testers, Meteorological Aids, or Tree Wardens. With a bachelor’s degree, students might find employment as Biotechnologists, Wildlife Technicians or Specimen Technicians.

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Specific Admission Requirements

  1. High school biology with a lab with a grade of “C” or better;
  2. High school chemistry with a lab with a grade of “C” or better;
  3. Algebra I or higher with a grade of “C” or better.

Internship Considerations
NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

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Amy Liptak
Natural Sciences
Department Head

(603) 271-6484 x4243

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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