Liberal Arts/Environmental Studies Associate in Arts

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This program is designed to provide Liberal Arts A.A. students with a foundation in environmental studies, in addition to the broad range of general education courses associated with the Liberal Arts degree. It is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution, to pursue a degree in environmental studies, environmental policy, environmental science, ecology, natural resources management, or related fields. It is configured as an environmental studies concentration rather than a more narrowly focused environmental science concentration, and is designed to provide a solid scientific and social scientific foundation for students with a broad range of interests related to the environment.

Requirements

Students enrolling in Liberal Arts Environmental Studies degree program must, in addition to meeting the specific pre-requisite requirements for each course, meet the following general, technical standards:

  • Students must be able to comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and must have sufficient manual dexterity to produce legible written documents in a timely manner
  • Students must be able to sit or stand at a desk/ laboratory bench, and also be able to conduct work in the field.
  • Students must possess the necessary focus to stay on task for extended periods of time.
  • Students must be able to comprehend and follow instructions in the classroom and laboratory in a timely manner.
  • Students must possess the necessary manual dexterity to carry out assigned laboratory and field work tasks.
  • Students must be able to perform required classroom, field and laboratory operations, including mathematical operations, without reference to notes, as directed.

General Education Core Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ENGL214G College Composition II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HUMA150G Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BIOL109G General Biology II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
CHEM115G General Chemistry I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
* Chem 110 may be substituted for this course
 
MATH150G College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
MATH225G Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
GEOG110G World Geography 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Political Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 42

Environmental Studies Concentration

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CIS110G Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
* Higher level computer course may be substituted
 
BIOL160G Introduction to Environmental Science 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
NATR100G Natural Resources Stewardship 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
NATR105G Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
BIOL230G General Ecology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BTEC205G Bioethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
NATR299G Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Total Credits 26

First Year - Fall Semester

SUGGESTED PATHWAY

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
BIOL160G Introduction to Environmental Science 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
CIS110G Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
GEOG110G World Geography 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 15

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BIOL109G General Biology II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
NATR105G Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
MATH150G College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Political Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HUMA150G Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
NATR100G Natural Resources Stewardship 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
CHEM115G General Chemistry I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH225G Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ENGL214G College Composition II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BIOL230G General Ecology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
NATR299G Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BTEC205G Bioethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 17

Total Overall Credits : 68

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