Environmental Science (ASENVS)

Associate in Science

The environmental science program is designed to prepare students to deal with environmental issues and concerns from a global point of view. Students will select from two tracks, one focusing on physical science and the other emphasizing the social science perspective. Please see the career module for more insight on which of these tracks would be best for you and your career goals. Both tracks integrate biology, chemistry and geology and lead to an Associate in Science degree which should transfer to 4-year institutions following the MACRAO and MTA guidelines. Students will have first-hand lab experiences studying environmental problems from a scientific perspective as well as proposing and implementing solutions to sustainability.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

This program is designed to prepare students to deal with environmental issues and concerns from a global point of view. Students will focus on physical and natural science as well as understanding the social science perspective. The program integrates biology, chemistry and geology and leads to an associate in science degree which should transfer to four-year institutions following the MTA guidelines. Students will have first-hand lab experiences studying environmental problems from a scientific perspective as well as proposing and implementing solutions to sustainability. The program prepares students for careers in resource management, waste management, sustainability, environmental consultation and other related fields.

High Demand Occupation High Skill Occupation High Wage Occupation, as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Division
Math-Science-Engineering Tech
Department
Physical Sciences Dept
Advisors
Jerrell McCowin
Smita Malpani
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ENV 101   Environmental Science I 4
GEO 101   World Regional Geography 3
Elective   MTH 160 or any math level 4 or higher course 4
Elective   Writing Elective(s) 3-4
Total 14
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 161   General Biology I Ecology and Evolution 4
GLG 114   Physical Geology 4
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s)# 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CEM 111   General Chemistry I** 4
ENV 105   Introduction to Environment and Society 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s)*** 3
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s)# 3
Elective   Choose an elective 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
GLG 276   Principles of Geographic Information Systems 3
ENV 174 or   ENV Co-op Education I
ENV 199   ENV Internship Education 1-3
Elective   Restricted Elective(s): BIO 162, CEM 122, PHY 111, or MTH 169 or higher math course. 4
Elective   Electives to reach a minimum of 60 credits. 8
Total 16

Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

#Recommended Arts and Humanities courses: ENG 181, ENG 214, HUM 146, HUM 175 or PHL 205.

**The prerequisite for this course may include a higher math level than those used in the program. See an advisor for assistance.
***Recommended Social Science courses: ANT 201, ECO 110, ECO 211, HST 123, HST 150, HST 235, HST 270, PLS 112, SOC 100, SOC 205 or SOC 207.