May 06, 2021
The environmental science degree is intended to provide students with a broad range of knowledge needed to create citizen awareness, environmental leadership, and environmental specialists. Completion of an Environmental Science degree will help the student to find entry level work in a variety of environmental disciplines. The degree may also be used to fulfill the first two years of a four year degree. Students should consult the catalogs and curricula of the institutions they are considering transferring.
General Education (Minimum 32 credits)
General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.
1. Exploration and Participation
- Included in the major requirements below
3. Relationship with the World
4. General Education Electives
- Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.
5. Physical Education (1CR)
Major Requirements (Minimum 28 credits)
Students are required to take the following. These courses count for the Exploration and Participation part of the General Education requirements listed above.
Foundations in Values and Management
Choose at least one from the list below:
Areas of Concentration
Choose from list below or in consultation with advisor for a total of 18 credits in addition to the 32 General Education requirements listed above. Areas of concentration may be Geology, Chemistry, Life Science or other area based on the desires of the student.
- Any course in AGRI, AGEC, AGTK, ANSC, ANTH, ATSC, BIOL, CHEM, COMM, ECON, ENR, ENVT, EXTR, GEOG, LIFE, MATH (1400 or higher), MOLB, PHYS, POLS, REWM, SOC, SOIL, PHYS and ZOO.
- ATSC 2000 - Introduction to Meteorology (4CR)
- BIOL 1010 - General Biology I (4CR)
- CHEM 1025 - Chemistry I (3CR)
- CHEM 1028 - Chemistry Laboratory I (1CR)
- COMM 2010 - Public Speaking (3CR)
- GEOG 1010 - Introduction to Physical Geography (4CR)
- GEOG 1080 - Introduction to GPS and Maps (3CR)
- GEOL 2000 - Geochemical Cycles and the Earth System (4CR)
- LIFE 2400 - General Ecology (3CR)
- LIFE 2410 - Field Ecology I (2CR)
- PHYS 1110 - General Physics I (4CR)
- STAT 2050 - Fundamentals of Statistics (4CR)
The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.
A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”
Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.