Associate in Science
Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problem-solving at the local, regional, and international levels. Students completing this program can transfer to bachelor programs in four broad areas: land resources, nature studies, resource and policy management, and urban service.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate proficiency in designing an experiment in the lab settings and in the field and conducting experiment, collecting data, analyzing, interpreting and presenting results individually and in a team setting.
- Recognize different ecosystems, the components of ecosystems and explain the relationships among them.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of Earth’s weather and climate and the forces that influence them.
- Explain geological processes that affect the earth.
- Show proficiency in the use of basic laboratory and field equipment and basic knowledge of safe lab procedures.
- Write formal reports using a standard format.
- Interpret topographic maps.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge on unsustainable use of resources by humans and subsequent harmful impacts on environment especially environmental pollution.
Some occupations of bachelor-level environmental studies majors are:
- National park naturalist
- Resource policy planner
- Air quality analyst
- Regional land use planner
- Public health officer
- Public interest group director
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
See General Education Requirements for details.
Computer Technology: Complete any one
Required Core Courses
Credit Hours: 25
Students should consult the Environmental Studies advisor for a Recommended Course Sequence for your intended area of study.
Required Support Courses
|Course name||Credit Hours|
|ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing||3.00|
English Composition or Communication: Complete one
|BEC-152: Principles of Microeconomics||3.00|
|BIO-130: Evolution and Behavior||4.00|
|GEOG-132: World Regional Geography||3.00|
Credit Hours: 16
Complete additional 100-level, or higher, credits to complete this degree.
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2018 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.