Students will develop a strong foundation in the sciences with courses in environmental science, ecology, geology, biology and chemistry. Specialized courses in environmental science technology and environmental issues emphasize scientific project management skills and career pathways for environmental scientists. In addition to meeting other basic General Education requirements typical of the first two years of a B.S. degree, specialized environmental coursework will provide students with a skill set useful in the pursuit of their future employment in environmental engineering and remediation, resource management, or wastewater/drinking water treatment industries.
The mission of the Environmental Science A.S. degree program is to prepare students for transfer into a 4-year Environmental Science B.S. program with an appropriate mix of general education and specialized coursework in the natural sciences.
The program will prepare Environmental Science majors:
- To problem-solve;
- To accurately collect and record data in field and laboratory settings;
- To demonstrate computer literacy;
- To apply various sampling and data collection techniques to environmental media, including soils and water; and
- To use publicly-available resources necessary for environmental site investigation and management.