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2019-2020 College Catalog

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Environmental Science - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

AN ARTS AND SCIENCES AREA OF CONCENTRATION

APPLICATION CODE 125

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room SET-430—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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

BIOL 141Foundations of Biology I: Cells, Energy, and Organisms

4

CHEM 101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

MATH 181Calculus I

4

or higher core course

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 142Foundations of Biology II: Ecology and Evolution

4

CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I

4

ENST 105Environmental Science

3

ENST 115Environmental Science Laboratory

1

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECON 102Principles of Economics (Micro)

3

PHYS 103Fundamentals of Physics I

4

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Elective Elective*

4

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEOL 107Introduction to Physical Geology

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Elective Electives*

10

*Electives - Select from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 200Microbiology

4

BIOL 211General Botany

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 Laboratory

1

MATH 182Calculus II

4

PHYS 104Fundamentals of Physics II

4

PHYS 120Oceanography

3

PHYS 121Oceanography Laboratory

1

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.