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Environmental Science A.S. Degree

Program Advisor: Timothy Flanagan, (413) 236-4503

Environmental Science provides a sound foundation in science and such supportive disciplines as mathematics, social sciences, computer programming, and the humanities. Directed study opportunities exist for those prepared to do independent research. Courses take place in classrooms and well-equipped laboratories. Nearby woodlands, fields, lakes, streams, and marshes serve as field laboratories.

Students should consult with an Environmental faculty member before selecting program electives to meet career goals.

Those who intend to continue college after BCC should also consult an advisor about specific transfer agreements and requirements of different schools. 

Graduation Requirements 
To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete the 65 program and general education credits, plus the additional requirements, shown below.

Program 39 Credits
BIO 101 General Biology I OR
BIO 111 Introductory Botany 4
BIO 102 General Biology II OR
BIO 112 Zoology 4
BIO 109 Introductory Ecology I 4
CIS 102 Fundamental Computer Literacy 4
ENV 101 Conservation of Natural Resources I OR
ENV 102 Conservation of Natural Resources II 4
ENV 121 Intro to Environmental Science I 3
  Free Elective 4
  Sciences Electives (see footnote 3)  12 

 

General Education 26 Credits
CHM 101   Introductory Chemistry I (see footnote 2) 
CHM 102   Introductory Chemistry II (see footnote 2)
COM  Communication  
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
MAT Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3
  Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3

 

Additional As Shown 
 Core Competencies Portfolio 6 Items
 Forum 12 Units
 Health/Fitness 30 Hours
 Minimum Cumulative Averages:
-Overall
-Area of specialization:
2.000
  All required BIO, CHM and ENV courses;
  and Science Electives 
2.000 

Suggested block for program completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student's individual needs.

First Semester

15 Credits

BIO 101
BIO 111

General Biology I OR
Introductory Botany


4

ENV 101
CHM 101

Conservation of Natural Resources I OR
Introductory Chemistry I
(see footnote 2)


4

MAT

Mathematics (see footnote 1)

3

 

 

 

Second Semester

15 Credits

BIO 102
BIO 111

General Biology II OR
Zoology


4

 

Science Elective (see footnote 3)

4

ENG

English Composition/Writing

3

CHM 102

Introductory Chemistry II
(see footnote 2)

4

 

 

 

Third Semester

               18 Credits

BIO 109

Introductory Ecology I

4

CIS 102

Fundamental Computer Literacy

4

ENV 121

Intro to Environmental Science I

3

 

Science Elective
(see footnote 3)

4

ENG

English Composition/Writing

3

Fourth Semester 

            17 Credits

 

Free Elective 

 4

  Science Elective
(see footnote 3) 

 4

COM  Communication 

 3

  Behavioral and Social Science 

 3

  Humanities and Fine Arts 

 3

Footnotes:

  1. MAT 102 , Intermediate Algebra, or any couse with the "MA" General Education designation.
 
2. CHM 150 , Essentials of Chemistry, and a lab science may be substituted for this requirement; one more credit must be taken in Free Electives.
 
3. Science electives chosen from BIO, CHM, ENV, GEY, or PHY courses selected in consultation with the student's advisor and consistent with transfer or career plans.