Environmental Science (A.S.)

Environmental Science Program

Berkshire Community College's (BCC) Environmental Science degree program emphasizes biodiversity studies coupled with natural resource management for sustainable ecosystems. Multidisciplinary courses are offered mainly in the Ralph Hoffmann Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy Center while students develop hands-on field skills in forests, fields, lakes, streams and marshes both on campus and at nearby locations.

The program fosters community connections with conservation agencies, local schools and resource-related industries through service-learning, directed and independent studies, and frequent field trips.

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Bruce Winn, Associate Professor Environmental and Life Sciences

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I became interested in returning to college when my son graduated from high school and was trying to figure out his plans. BCC was the obvious choice for me and I fell in love with the catalog description of the Environmental Science major. But science? I had never done well in science and was nervous about trying again at 44 years old! From day one I felt comfortable and capable thanks to the support of the amazing faculty. I was even selected to be the valedictorian at my graduation ceremony in 2008! My BCC academic experience remains one of the most valuable and memorable experiences in my life.

Laura Saldarini '08, Environmental Science

Laura Saldarini