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2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science, A.S.

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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.

Recommended Curriculum

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.

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.


The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:

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.

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