The Environmental Science Major
The Environmental Science major (associate degree) is designed to provide those students interested in entering either environmental science, studies or policy professions the foundational course work in the sciences and general education/liberal arts. Students choosing this major will have opportunities to transfer into numerous programs associated with the environmental science or environmental policy field including: outdoor and environmental education, natural resource and land conservation, environmental policy, law, advocacy and regulation, resource management, wildlife biology, forest ecology and environmental assessment.
Through the course of study in the Associate Degree in Environmental Science, students will be provided an opportunity to learn how to:
• recognize the scientific method in various contexts.
• utilize technology to gather, store and present academic research or scientific topics.
• draw conclusions from laboratory experiments and present this data in appropriate format.
• recognize basic scientific principles in environmental science.
• develop practical use of mathematics in problem solving.