Environmental Science

Purpose

The Environmental Science student will take course work from a wide array of natural resource offerings.  This will prepare the student to work in all areas of environmental science related jobs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: 

  • Understand the natural environment and its relationships with human activities.
  • Characterize and analyze human impacts on the environment.
  • Integrate facts, concepts, and methods from multiple disciplines and apply to environmental problems.
  • Acquire practical skills for scientific problem-solving, including familiarity with laboratory and field instrumentation, computer applications, statistical and modeling techniques.
  • Understand and implement scientific research strategies, including collection, management, evaluation, and interpretation of environmental data.
  • Design and evaluate strategies, technologies, and methods for sustainable management of environmental systems and for the remediation or restoration of degraded environments.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Deficiencies in these areas may be corrected by completing the appropriate developmental studies courses. Students may receive college credit for verified on-the-job experience.

Employment Opportunities

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Environmental Science is designed to prepare students for employment as an Environmental Technician.

 

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