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Academic Catalog
    Sep 23, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022

Environmental Studies, AS

No. Credits:  60
Contact: Melanie Osterhouse, Acting Assistant Dean, Science and Health

The Environmental Studies program will prepare students for further studies in a broad range of disciplines ranging from natural sciences and environmental design, to environmental policy and pre-law. The Environmental Studies program is designed to allow students to fulfill the first two years of study necessary to transfer to one of several four year institutions.

 The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

Environmental engineer, environmental scientist, conservation manager/scientist, environmental manager, environmental lawyer, environmental planner/designer, science/environmental journalism, nature resource manager, environmental educator, energy manager, environmental administrator.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Explain the key scientific concepts which relate to major environmental issues.
  2. Interpret major legal and economic concepts as they relate to environmental issues.
  3. Differentiate between the economic and environmental impacts of a given environmental issue.
  4. Prioritize between root problems and the evident environmental problems.
  5. Compose a working career plan.

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Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

 The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)