Associate in Science
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632, firstname.lastname@example.org, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Mary Parekunnel: 313-317-1747, email@example.com, Science Bldg, Room: J-152
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
- Conduct an experiment; analyze, interpret, and present results either individually or in a team setting.
- Describe the process of ecological succession.
- Recognize the components of an ecosystem and explain the relationships among them.
- Evaluate the process of biological evolution.
- Explain bio-geochemical cycles.
- Describe the major geologic processes that affect the Earth.
- Describe the scope of geologic time-scales.
- Use Geographic Information System (GIS) software to design clear and effective digital maps.
- Analyze experimental data using critical thinking skills.
- Show proficiency in the use of basic laboratory equipment and basic knowledge of safe lab procedures.
- Analyze climatic data and interpret it to describe the climate of an area.
- Interpret topographic maps.
- Write formal reports using a standard format.
- Prepare a spreadsheet that incorporates basic formulas and a variety of formatting.
- Analyze free market capitalism and outline its characteristics.
- Demonstrate how supply and demand determine prices in a market.
- Examine how public policy is developed and implemented.
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
See General Education Requirements for details.
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.
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