Environmental Science A.S. (ENVS)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The environmental science program will provide graduates with an integrative study of natural systems and the effects of selective pressures, both natural and manmade, that continue to shape these systems. Students that complete this program will be prepared to either enter a four-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree or enter the workforce as an entry-level environmental scientist.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • understand the basic science principles and use of the scientific method.
  • understand the science behind environmental problems and solutions.
  • integrate other subject areas into their understanding of how humans can damage, preserve, or remediate the environment.
  • articulate and foster awareness of how human decisions can affect the environment.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BIO 110 General Biology I 4
CHE 111 General Chemistry I 4
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
ENG 111 Speech 3
MAT 160 College Algebra 3
Semester Total 17
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BIO 111 General Biology II 4
CHE 112 General Chemistry II 4
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
MAT 165 College Trigonometry 3
Elective Social Science 3
Semester Total 17
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CHE 205 Organic Chemistry I 4
BIO 137 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
PHY 201 Physics I 4
Elective Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BIO 116 Topics in Ecology 3
MAT 150 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
Elective* Course numbered 101 or higher 3-5
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Elective** Science 4
Semester Total 16-18
Credit Total 65-67

*GIS 110 recommended.

+BIO 115, BIO 205, BIO 220, CHE 206, PHY 202