This program provides an interdisciplinary approach to studying the social, ethical, and ecological interactions between the natural world and society. It provides the first two years of courses necessary for a four-year bachelor’s degree in environmental science for students interested in transferring.

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • 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

Degree with Transfer Option

Course Title CL LAB CR
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
ECON 101C Macroeconomics 3 0 3
GEOL 101C Essentials of Geology 3 2 4
MATH 124C College Algebra or higher-level math (excluding MATH 129C) 4 0 4
MATH 251C Statistics 4 0 4
SOCI 180C Environment and Society 3 0 3
XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Language elective 3 0 3
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Major Requirements
ARET 160C Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 2 2 3
BIOL 111C General Biology I 3 2 4
BIOL 112C General Biology II 3 2 4
BIOL 212C Ecology 3 2 4
BIOL 215C Fresh Water Ecology 3 2 4
CHEM 103C General Chemistry I 3 2 4
CHEM 104C General Chemistry II 3 2 4
ENVS 101C Fundamentals of Environmental Science 3 2 4
ENVS 290C Senior Capstone Project and Seminar 3 2 4
18
Elective Requirements (choose 2)
ARET 101C AutoCAD 2D 3 0 3
BIOL 116C Field Ornithology 3 2 4
BIOL 117C Introduction to Plant Biology 3 2 4
BIOL 202C Microbiology 3 3 4
ENVS 220C Introduction to Soil Science 3 2 4
ENVS 250C Agroecology 3 2 4
MATH 125C Finite Mathematics 4 0 4
MATH 140C Precalculus 4 0 4
MATH 205C Calculus I 4 0 4
PHYS 133C Physics (Algebra-based) 3 2 4
PHYS 135C Physics II (Algebra-based) 3 2 4
PHYS 231C Physics I (Calculus-based) 3 3 4
PHYS 232C Physics II (Calculus-based) 3 3 4
SCI 107C Introduction to Meteorology 3 2 4
SCI 110C Alternative Energy Fundamentals 3 2 4
7-8
Total Credits 67-68

Degree with Career Option

Course Title CL LAB CR
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
ECON 101C Macroeconomics 3 0 3
GEOL 101C Essentials of Geology 3 2 4
MATH 124C College Algebra or higher-level math (excluding MATH 129C) 4 0 4
MATH 251C Statistics 4 0 4
SOCI 180C Environment and Society 3 0 3
XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Language elective 3 0 3
  25
Major Requirements
ARET 101C AutoCAD 2D 3 0 3
ARET 160C Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 2 2 3
BIOL 111C General Biology I 3 2 4
BIOL 112C General Biology II 3 2 4
BIOL 212C Ecology 3 2 4
BIOL 215C Fresh Water Ecology 3 2 4
CHEM 103C General Chemistry I 3 2 4
CHEM 104C General Chemistry II 3 2 4
ENVS 101C Fundamentals of Environmental Science 3 2 4
ENVS 290C Senior Capstone Project and Seminar 3 2 4
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Elective Requirements (choose 2)
BIOL 116C Field Ornithology 3 2 4
BIOL 117C Introduction to Plant Biology 3 2 4
BIOL 202C Microbiology 3 3 4
ENVS 220C Introduction to Soil Science 3 2 4
ENVS 250C Agroecology 3 2 4
PHYS 133C Physics (Algebra-Based) 3 2 4
PHYS 135C Physics II (Algebra-Based) 3 2 4
PHYS 231C Physics I (Calculus-Based) 3 3 4
PHYS 232C Physics II (Calculus-Based) 3 3 4
SCI 107C Introduction to Meteorology 3 2 4
SCI 110C Alternative Energy Fundamentals 3 2 4
        4
Total Credits     67
  • High school Biology with a lab with a C or higher
  • High school Chemistry with a lab with a C or higher
  • Algebra I or higher with a C or higher

 

  • Students will communicate effectively.
    • Students will employ vocabulary pertinent to environmental science.
    • Students will complete research and use peer-reviewed sources of literature.
  • Students will use critical thinking.
    • Students will apply the scientific method.
    • Students will connect principles of ecology and other natural sciences to environmental issues.
  • Students will demonstrate the application of scientific technology.
    • Students will practice lab and field safety procedures.
    • Students will utilize current technology to collect, analyze, and present data.
  • Students will express quantitative and qualitative scientific knowledge.
    • Students will demonstrate competence in chemistry, biology and other foundational courses that support scientific understanding.
    • Students will describe connections between the environment and human societies and how each affects the other.

Graduates of associate and bachelor’s degree programs have more employment opportunities. Graduates can find employment as city planning aides, economic research assistants, grazing examiners, soil testers, meteorological aids, and tree wardens. With a bachelor’s degree, graduates can find employment as biotechnologists, wildlife technicians, and specimen technicians.

Students complete a capstone project over two consecutive semesters. This hands-on experience strengthens their ability to apply theory to the development of practical solutions to real-world problems. 

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