Environmental Science

The Environmental Science program provides students with the core curriculum required in the first two years of a college experience leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Environmental Science. Students will benefit from rich and in-depth science courses providing the basis for any environmental sciences degree requiring courses in a biology, chemistry, math, physics, earth science or economics.

Core Science classes may include:

  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Physical Geology
  • General Chemistry
  • Physics

Other related courses include:

  • Calculus
  • Economics
  • Statistics

Environmental Science Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Associate's Level:
At the Bachelor's Level:
At the Master's:
City and Regional Planning Aide Environmental Educator or Consultant Environmental Law
Environmental Field or Lab Tech Fish & Game Warden Environmental Engineer
Project-Level Geologist  Hydrologist  Policy Analyst
  Park Ranger  Restoration Planner 

Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T/AS-T = Associate of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a transfer general education pattern, and a total of 60 transferable units that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree; provides a clear transfer pathway to CSU.
AA/AS = Associate of Arts/Science Degree Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a general education pattern, and a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
COA = Certificate of Achievement Formally recognizes a student’s competence in a program of study and prepares students for employment in a career/technical field. Also available for completion of a General Education Pattern for transfer. Will appear on the student’s academic transcript.
SAC = Skills Attainment Certificate Prepares students for employment with experience in specific career/technical fields. Do not appear on official transcripts.
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