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Environmental Science (ASENVS)

Associate in Science Degree

Description

To prepare our students for a strong background in dealing with environmental issues and concerns from a global point of view. This program integrates biology, chemistry, geology and physics and is designed to lead to an AS degree which should transfer to 4-year institutions following the MACRAO guidelines. This program is designed to give students first hand lab experiences in studying environmental problems from a scientific perspective as well as propose and implement solutions to sustainability. It is ultimately preparing students for careers in resource management, waste management, sustainability, environmental consultation and the like.

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/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges

Contact Information

Division
Math, Natural & Behavioral Sci
Department
Physical Sciences Dept
Advisors
Suzanne Albach, Emily Thompson

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
GLG 100 Introduction to Earth Science 4
MTH 178 General Trigonometry 3
Total 14
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 101 Concepts of Biology 4
ENG 226 Composition II 3
ENV 101 Environmental Science I 4
GEO 101 World Regional Geography 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
CPS 120 or Introduction to Computer Science
CPS 161 or An Introduction to Programming with Java
CPS 171 Introduction to Programming with C++ 3 - 4
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
Total 11 - 12
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
PHL 205 Ethics 3
PHY 111 General Physics I 4
PLS 112 Introduction to American Government 3
Choose a minimum of 3 credits: BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 107, BIO 208, BIO 215, BIO 227, BIO 228, BIO 237, BIO 267, CEM 122, CEM 211, CEM 222, ECO 211, ECO 222 ELE 106, GLG 103, GLG 104, GLG 114, PHY 122, SOC 100 or a Social Science MACRAO elective** 3
Total 13
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities* 3
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 183 or Persuasion
COM 225 Intercultural Communication * 3
ENV 201 Environmental Science II 4
Total 10
Total Credits Required
62 - 63

Footnotes

*Students transferring to EMU should consider taking either COM 225 or an Arts and Humanities Elective that should meet EMU's Diverse World Requirement. See the WCC Bulletin for a list of courses.
**Students who want to meet MACRAO should choose a social science MACRAO course as one of the electives. See the MACRAO list in the WCC Bulletin to make course selections.

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