May 20, 2018
Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Transfer Pattern - Environmental Science
General Education - 38 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)
Program Requirements - 13 Credits
Program Electives - 12 Credits
Science and Mathematics Courses
(Choose at least two courses.)
(Choose additional courses for a total of 12 Elective credits.)
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 63**
Note: Students who intend to transfer to a bachelor’s program should seek recommendations for their CCBC coursework from the transfer advisor at the institution to which they intend to transfer.
* Denotes Diversity Course
**A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 64 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
- demonstrate how natural systems operate and interrelate with one another;
- critically evaluate how human activities affect natural systems;
- delineate natural flows and cycles of chemicals, minerals, water and energy in the environment;
- relate the Earth’s dynamic processes to its composition, structure and surface features;
- evaluate economic and political issues related to resource use and population growth within the confines of sustainable development;
- use data to solve biology problems;
- use data to solve chemistry problems;
- solve algebra-based physics problems; and
- perform environmental science experiments and write coherent laboratory reports.
Transfer Pattern Description:
This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Environmental Science. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a Program Coordinator for information about specific requirements.
Four-year institutions vary in their requirements for an Environmental Science major. It is recommended that a student consult with an advisor at the transfer institution as soon as possible in order to choose courses at CCBC that meet the requirements at the four-year institution.
Environmental Science is the study of how the natural world functions and how humans interact with the world around us. Environmental Scientists are needed in parks and other natural areas as well as in basic research and policy making positions in both government and industry. ENVS courses mix theory and principles of environmental science with hands-on experiences. Students learn about environmental monitoring and sampling methods and environmental conditions and explore environmental policies and technologies.