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2015-16 College Catalog

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Environmental Science - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 125

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

The growing emphasis on environmental issues has created a demand for green collar professionals: skilled specialists in the area of environmental science and natural resources management. This curriculum is a guide for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, or Natural Resources Management. Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECON-102Principles of Economics (Micro)

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

BIOL-102General Biology II

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-181Calculus I

4

-or higher core course

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEOL-107Introduction to Physical Geology

3

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I

4

ENST-105Environmental Science

3

ENST-115Environmental Science Laboratory

1

PHYS-103Fundamentals of Physics I

4

Electives - Select a minimum of 14 credits from the following according to specific area of interest:

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-200Microbiology

4

CADD-108Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

3

ENST-200Fundamentals of Soil Science

4

ENST-233Introduction to Environmental Health

3

GEOG-101Introduction to World Geography

3

GEOL-117Introduction to Physical Geology Lab

1

MATH-182Calculus II

4

PHYS-104Fundamentals of Physics II

4

PHYS-120Oceanography

3

PHYS-121Oceanography Laboratory

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the biological, chemical, physical, and political components of environmental science.

2. Demonstrate an ability to identify and address environmental issues with scientific and/or technological solutions.

3. Demonstrate effective communication skills when describing the natural world and technological applications.

4. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to problems, dilemmas, and issues.