Environmental Science A.S. Degree

Program Advisor: Timothy Flanagan

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. 

Expected Outcomes                                                                                                                                                      Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • describe the major components and process of molecular and cellular biology;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the major structures and physiological processes of organismal biology;
  • demonstrate understand of principles and processes of evolution and systematics;
  • demonstrate and understanding of major ecological principles;
  • describe the societal polace of biology, and apppro9prately communicate and apply the fund

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) 4
CHM 102   Introductory Chemistry II (see footnote 2) 4
COM  Communication 3
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 4 items
Forum 4 Units
Health/Fitness 30 Hours
Minimum Cumulative Average - 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 General Biology OR  
BIO 111 Introductory Botany 4
ENV 101 Conservation of Natural Resouces OR  
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I (see footnote 2) 4
MAT Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3
Second Semester 15 Credits
BIO 102 General Biology II OR  
BIO 111 Zoology 4
Science Elective (see footnote 3) 4
ENG English Composition/Writing 3
CHM 102 Introductory Cehmistry 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 course 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.