Nov 26, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Environmental Studies 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 2022 to Summer 2023. 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 Studies is designed for transfer, paralleling the first two years of course content for an Environmental Studies Bachelor’s degree. Coursework focuses on establishing foundations in mathematics, biology, environmental science, political science and social 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 Studies, are qualified for careers in environmental education and environmental policy, regulation, and law.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Integrate concepts from the natural and social sciences in the analysis of environmental issues.
  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. Explain the human impact on the planet and describe policy options for fostering sustainable decision-making.

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  
MATH 140   4  
BIOL 115     4  
BIOL 143     3  
BIOL 144     1  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 102   3  
BIOL 155   3  
CHEM 113   4  
BIOL 117     4  
Mathematics Gen Ed Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     17  

Semester 3

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
Major Elective   3 - 4
PHIL 102 , PHIL 150 , or PHIL 160     3  
HIS 112     3  
Social Sciences Elective   3 ✹✹
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     15 - 16  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: BIOL 140 , BIOL 159 PHYSC 129 , PHYSC 143 , PHYSC 162 , PHYSC 165 ,or POLSC 112H  

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

Semester 4

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
Major Elective      
Major Elective      
Major Elective      
ECON 102        
Political Science Elective     ✹✹
Semester Total Credits     15 - 16  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: BIOL 140 , BIOL 159 PHYSC 129 , PHYSC 143 , PHYSC 162 , PHYSC 165 ,or POLSC 112H  

✹✹ Choose one: POLSC 102 , POLSC 102H , POLSC 107 , or POLSC 111  

Minimum Total Credits: 62 - 63

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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