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

Contact Information

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

Requirements

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

First Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition I 4
GLG 100 Introduction to Earth Science 4
SOC 100 Principles of Sociology 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 14
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 162 General Biology II Cells and Molecules 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
ENV 105 Introduction to Environment and Society 3
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
Elective to meet a minimum of 60 credit hours. # 3
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 161 General Biology I Ecology and Evolution 4
PHL 205 Ethics 3
PLS 112 Introduction to American Government 3
Total 10
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 183 or Persuasion
COM 225 Intercultural Communication *** 3
ENV 201 Environmental Science II 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities *** 3
Total 10
Total Credits Required
62
First Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition I 4
GLG 114 Physical Geology 4
MTH 178 General Trigonometry 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 14
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 162 General Biology II Cells and Molecules 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
ENV 105 Introduction to Environment and Society 3
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science ** 3
Total 14
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
PHL 205 Ethics 3
PHY 111 General Physics I * 4
PLS 112 Introduction to American Government 3
Total 10
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking
COM 183 or Persuasion
COM 225 Intercultural Communication *** 3
ENV 201 Environmental Science II 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities *** 3
Total 10
Total Credits Required
62

Footnotes

*The prerequisite for this course may include a higher math level than those used in the program. See an advisor for assistance.

**Recommended MACRAO approved social science courses: SOC 100, ECO 211 or ECO 222.

***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 list located at: www4.wccnet.du/academicinfo/creditofferings/courses/emucrosscultural/

#Students transferring to EMU in the Environmental Science program should select GLG 276.

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