Academic Programs /Environmental Science

 

Environmental Science

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Majors:
Environmental Science- AS

Degrees:
Associate of Science

About the Program

This program is intended to provide the first two

years of a four-year baccalaureate program. Environmental Science majors apply biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of the physical environment and the solution of environmental problems, including subjects such as abating or controlling environmental pollution and degradation; the interaction between human society and the natural environment; and natural resources management.

Nature of Work and Employment

Environmental scientists identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for

resolving or preventing them.  The most common jobs people have one year after graduating with a baccalaureate degree in this major are Researcher, Policy Adviser, Compliance Officer, and Consultant. 

Special Considerations

Those interested in Environmental Science should

have an aptitude for interdisciplinary Science and Mathematics as well as an awareness of Sociological

and Political issues. Students must meet with an advisor to ensure that the special requirements of the department and institution to which they plan to

transfer are met. Colleges and universities have

specific requirements for transfer students. Students are encouraged to take MATH 268 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II as it is required by some programs.

Our Environmental Science Faculty:

Steve Simpson, Geology faculty

Juliet Moderow, Biology faculty
Karla Giuffre, Biology faculty
Tony Grahame, Biology faculty
Alan Nowicki, Biology faculty

Scholarship Opportunities

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