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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science, Science Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Transfer Pattern - Environmental Science

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses .

Fall Semester Year 1*

Spring Semester Year 1

Fall Semester Year 2

Spring Semester Year 2


General Education Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
  • Information Technology: CSIT 101  or CSIT 111  3 Credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits

Program Electives:

Choose 12 credits. Elective courses should be selected to meet transfer institution requirements.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


**Competitive transfer programs may require Calculus.

***In order to take CHEM 121/CHEM 122, students must have done one of the following:

  • Completed CHEM 107 and CHEM 108 with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Passed the Chemistry placement exam and completed or tested out of (ENGL 052 and RDNG 052) or ACLT 052, and MATH 083, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.



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.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate how natural systems operate and interrelate with one another; 
  2. critically evaluate how human activities affect natural systems;
  3. delineate natural flows and cycles of chemicals, minerals, water and energy in the environment;
  4. relate the Earth’s dynamic processes to its composition, structure and surface features;
  5. evaluate economic and political issues related to resource use and population growth within the confines of sustainable development;
  6. use data to solve biology problems;
  7. use data to solve chemistry problems;
  8. solve algebra-based physics problems; and
  9. perform environmental science experiments and write coherent laboratory reports.

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