Environmental Science (ASENVS)

Associate in Science

The environmental science 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. Please see the career module for more insight on which of these tracks would be best for you and your career goals. 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 and 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.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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12% 10 Year Employment Growth

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58,282Median Earnings

1587Annual Job Openings

12% 10 Year Employment Growth

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2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20

2019-2020 Academic Requirements

 

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.

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: Articulation Agreements.
 
Division
Math-Science-Engineering Tech
Department
Physical Sciences Dept
Advisors
Jerrell McCowin
Smita Malpani
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Environmental Science (ENV1)
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.