The Environmental Science A.S. degree is designed for transfer and parallels the first two years of course content for Environmental Science Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees. Enrolled students will establish a foundation of biological, environmental and chemical sciences, and mathematics. Westchester Community College has established transfer agreements with a number of colleges and universities. Students who plan their programs carefully will receive full transfer credit at these institutions and will advance to the Bachelor’s degree with an additional two years of full time study.
Completion of this degree will give students a thorough understanding of concepts associated with sustainability, global climate change, ecosystem protection, natural resource management, and environmental policy and protection.
Qualified graduates of this program are likely to continue their studies at four-year colleges and universities where they may meet the entry requirements for baccalaureate programs in environmental science and related curricula.
Completion of the Environmental Science A.S. degree, and continuation through transfer, qualifies the graduate for careers in conservation, environmental science, “green” energy, environmental engineering as well as environmental education.