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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science A.S.


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School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept:  Biology
HEGIS: 5604
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2021 to Summer 2022. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Associate in Science (AS) degree program in Environmental Science is designed for transfer, paralleling the first two years of course content for an Environmental Science Bachelor’s degree. Coursework focuses on establishing foundations in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science, providing a broader understanding of topics like sustainability, global climate change, ecosystem protection, natural resource management, and environmental policy and protection. Graduates of the AS program, who then complete their BS/BA degrees in Environmental Science, are qualified for careers in conservation, environmental science, ‘green’ energy, and environmental education.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate environmental problems with a scientific perspective.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use the scientific method of inquiry and analysis to better understand nature, our impact on it and how applied science, technology and public policies may foster sustainable global development.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use science to explain the human impact on the biosphere.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101   3  
BIOL 115     4  
BIOL 143     3  
BIOL 144     1  
CHEM 107   5  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 102   3  
MATH 131   4  
BIOL 117     4  
CHEM 111     5  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 3

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
MATH 140  or MATH 161     4  
Social Sciences Elective   3
American History Elective   3 ✹ ✹
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective     3  
Major Elective     3-5 ✹ ✹ ✹
Semester Total Credits     16 - 18  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: ANTHR 101 , ANTHR 102 , GEOG 101 , POLSC 111 , or PSYCH 101  

✹✹ Choose one: POLSC 102 , POLSC 102H , or POLSC 107  

✹✹✹ Choose one: BIOL 140 , BIOL 155 , BIOL 159 , CHEM 201 , CHEM 205 , PHYSC 111 , PHYSC 112 , PHYSC 129 , PHYSC 162 , PHYSC 165 , or POLSC 112H  

Semester 4

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
PHYSC 143       4  
ECON 102     3  
Major Elective     3-5
Major Elective     3-5
Major Elective     3-5
Semester Total Credits     16-18  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: BIOL 140 , BIOL 155 , BIOL 159 , CHEM 201 , CHEM 205 , PHYSC 111 , PHYSC 112 , PHYSC 129 , PHYSC 162 , PHYSC 165 , or POLSC 112H  

Minimum Total Credits: 64 - 68

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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