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Environmental Science (ASENVS)

Associate in Science Degree

Description

This program is designed to prepare students to deal with environmental issues and concerns from a global point of view. Students will select from two tracks, one focusing on physical science and the other emphasizing the social science perspective. Both tracks integrate biology, chemistry and geology and lead to an Associate in Science degree which should transfer to 4-year institutions following the MTA guidelines. Students will have first-hand lab experiences studying environmental problems from a scientific perspective as well as proposing and implementing solutions to sustainability. The program prepares students for careers in resource management, waste management, sustainability, environmental consultation and other related fields.

Articulation

Siena Heights University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

Division
Math-Science-Engineering Tech
Department
Physical Sciences Dept
Advisors
Suzanne Albach
Emily Thompson

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)

Select a concentration for requirements and total credits required for program.

Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Restricted Math/Science elective: BIO 161, CEM 122, PHY 111 or MTH 169 or higher. 0
Total 0
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 0
ENV 101 Environmental Science I 4
MTH 160 or any math level 4 or higher course 4
GEO 101 World Regional Geography 3
Total 11
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 161 General Biology I Ecology and Evolution 4
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
GLG 114 Physical Geology 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities (recommended list )## 0
Total 11
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 111 General Chemistry I * 4
ENV 105 Introduction to Environment and Society 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Choose an elective 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
GLG 276 or Principles of Geographic Information Systems
ENV 174 or ENV Co-op Education I
PHL 205 Ethics 3
Electives to reach a total of 60 credits. # 11
ENV 199 ENV Internship Education 6 - 9
Total 20 - 23
Total Credits Required
60 - 61

Footnotes

*The prerequisite for this course may include a higher math level than those used in the program. See an advisor for assistance.
**Recommended MTA approved social science courses: SOC 100, ECO 211, ECO 222 or PLS 112.
***COM 225 is recommended especially for students transferring to EMU.
#Please see program advisor for help in choosing elective credits. Students transferring to EMU in the Environmental Science program should select GLG 276.

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