Environmental Science, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum SCI.EVN.AAS (C226A)

The Environmental Science curriculum is designed to allow students to explore the relationship between organisms and their environment, with a particular emphasis on the impacts that humans place on their environment. The interdisciplinary nature of environmental science will be investigated through diverse course offerings, including biology, chemistry, geology, geography, and sustainable agriculture. There are two tracks or emphases from which students can choose based on their interests and goals: Geography/Geology or Ecology and Agriculture. Graduates of this program will receive appropriate training to qualify for a variety of entry-level positions within the environmental testing and/or consulting and related industries. Graduates may also transfer to pursue a baccalaureate degree in environmental science or related field.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

CHM 140 #General Chemistry I

5 credits

MAT 110 #College Algebra

5 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester Two

BIS 150 #Principles of Biology I

4 credits

CHM 141 #General Chemistry II

5 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

Selection from appropriate concentration

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Semester Three

BIS 151 #Principles of Biology II

4 credits

 

PSC 150American National Politics

3 credits

OR

PSC 151American State and Urban Politics

3 credits

 

SAT 110Natural Resources Mgmnt (Soils & Water)

3 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Selection from appropriate concentration

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Semester Four

ENV 150

PHL 103Ethics

3 credits

Program electives

7-8 credits

Selection from appropriate concentration

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:17-19

Total Credit Hours: 65-69

Choose from one of the following concentrations (9-12 credits):

Geography/Geology (SCI.GEO.AAS)

Take:

GEO 200Physical Geography: Weather & Climate

4 credits

GEO 201Physical Geography: Maps Land Forms

4 credits

GOL 103Environ Geo: Aspect-Globl Hazrd & Chng

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:11

Ecology and Agriculture (SCI.EAG.AAS)

BIS 205 #Field Ecology

4 credits

SAT 100Principles of Agroecology

3 credits

SAT 105Urban Agriculture Issues

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Program electives (7-8 credits)

GOL 101Physical Geology

4 credits

HRT 127Entomology: Insects, People & Plants

3 credits

HRT 270Sustainable Landscape Practices

3 credits

HRT 275Innovations in Sustainability

4 credits

PHS 100Introduction to Earth Science

4 credits

PHS 141Application of Physical Science Concepts

4 credits

See BIS course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirements.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3260