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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 focus on physical and natural science as well as understanding the social science perspective. The program integrates biology, chemistry and geology and leads to an associate in science degree which should transfer to four-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
Jerrell McCowin
Smita Malpani

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ENV 101 Environmental Science I 4
GEO 101 World Regional Geography 3
MTH 160 or any math level 4 or higher course 4
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 3 - 4
Total 14 - 15
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 161 General Biology I Ecology and Evolution 4
GLG 114 Physical Geology 4
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities # 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 111 General Chemistry I ** 4
ENV 105 Introduction to Environment and Society 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science *** 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities # 3
Choose an elective 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
GLG 276 Principles of Geographic Information Systems 3
ENV 174 or ENV Co-op Education I
ENV 199 ENV Internship Education 1 - 3
Restricted Elective(s): BIO 162, CEM 122, PHY 111, or MTH 169 or higher math course. 4
Electives to reach a minimum of 60 credits. 8
Total 16 - 18
Total Credits Required
60 - 63

Footnotes

#Recommended Arts and Humanities courses: ENG 181, ENG 214, HUM 146, HUM 175, PHL 205 or PHL 240.
**The prerequisite for this course may include a higher math level than those used in the program. See an advisor for assistance.
***Recommended Social Science courses: ANT 201, ECO 110, ECO 211, HST 123, HST 150, HST 235, HST 270, PLS 112, SOC 100, SOC 205 or SOC 207.

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