Environmental Science, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.ENV.AS (U230A29)

The Environmental Science program includes a broad science-based curriculum for students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a transfer college or university. Provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics and the sciences, including biology, chemistry, and geology. Environmental science majors may find a wide range of career opportunities available in environmental testing laboratories, state and federal government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, Departments of Natural Resources, the National Park Service, soil and water conservation services, as well as private or non-profit organizations.

Semester One

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

CHM 140 #General Chemistry I

5 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two

BIS 150 #Principles of Biology I

4 credits

CHM 141 #General Chemistry II

5 credits

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

RHT 101, RHT 102: Grade of 'C' or better is an IAI requirement.

Semester Three

BIS 151 #Principles of Biology II

4 credits

MAT 131 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Electives

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Four

ENV 150

GOL 103Environ Geo: Aspect-Globl Hazrd & Chng

3 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

General education/Humanities, Behavioral Science, General education/Fine Arts: See U230A, Associate in Science degree requirements for a list of applicable general education courses. The Social and Behavioral Science courses must be selected from two different disciplines. For Humanities and Fine Arts requirements, one course must be selected from Fine Arts and one course must be selected from Humanities. One course from Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities and Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirement have an (*) in the general education lists.

Recommended electives:

BIS 205 #Field Ecology

4 credits

BIS 222 #Principles of Microbiology

4 credits

GEO 200Physical Geography: Weather & Climate

4 credits

GEO 201Physical Geography: Maps Land Forms

4 credits

GOL 101Physical Geology

4 credits

PHS 100Introduction to Earth Science

4 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements:

AS degree

Total Credit Hours:37-41

Biological Sciences courses or other electives for AS degree

Total Credit Hours:19-23

See BIS course descriptions.

Note: This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on specialty and/or chosen transfer school. Meet with a curriculum counselor for specific transfer recommendations.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312