2022-2023 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science, AAS

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The Environmental Science Program, leading to an Associate of Science Degree, is designed for the student desiring entry level positions in environmental science, green collar jobs, natural resources, resource management, or for those students transferring to a four-year institution with the desire to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science. Completed course work also may lead to other fields in biological sciences. Field work, an internship and a portfolio of the student’s work will be required for completion of the Associate of Science Degree in Environmental Science.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will have:

  • Critical Thinking: demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to environmental affairs
  • Communication: demonstrate knowledge and application of communication skills and the ability to write effectively in a variety of contexts
  • Interdisciplinary Synthesis: demonstrate an ability to integrate the many disciplines and fields that intersect with environmental concerns
  • Ecological Literacy: demonstrate an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the intrinsic values of ecological processes and communities
  • Sustainability: demonstrate an integrative approach to environmental issues with a focus on sustainability

Expanded Learning Outcomes:

How we track the above learning outcomes in the courses that the student will be required to complete.

The Environmental studies major will be able to recognize the physical, chemical, and biological components of the earth’s systems, how they function, and be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, statistical models, use GIS to solve geospatial problems, scientific methodology, and environmental monitoring techniques to problem solving processes. ENV 101 ENV 102 ENV 103 , BIO 204 , ENV 107 ENV 206  

The Environmental studies major will be able to collaborate in teams, with peers and mentors, and work with others in diverse group settings, developing flexibility and leadership skills, and be able to utilize advances in environmental sciences and technology to resolve issues and anticipate implications: ENV 101 , ENV 202 , ENV 103 , BIO 204 , ENV 201 , ENV 206  

The Environmental studies major will be able to clearly communicate complex analyses, interpretations, and significance through variable media (Final portfolio, oral presentation, poster, proposal, research article, reports) to variable audiences; scientific, policy makers, and the general public. ENV 101 , ENV 103 , ENV 201 , BIO 209 , ENV 206  

The Environmental studies major will be able to critically examine all aspects of an environmental issue and apply understanding from science, law, history, and policy; by designing a system, component or process to meet desired needs with realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, health and safety, manufacturing and sustainability: ENV 103 , ENV 108 , ENV 202 , BIO 204 , ENV 206  

  • Assemble a logical chain of reasoning ranging from observation to inference and action, not only to identify and characterize a problem, but also find solutions:
  • Design an independent scientific inquiry from methods of interpretation
  • Locate, organize, analyze, integrate, synthesize, and evaluate complex information from multiple and disparate sources
  • Apply appropriate analytical and quantitative approaches
  • Organize, visualize, and statistically analyze environmental data, interpret relationship trends, and make predictions about future changes


Environmental Science

Recommended System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 4 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 100 GB or more
    • Graphics: DirectX9 or higher
    • Display: 720p
    • OS: Mac 10.14 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • RAM: 8 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 256 GB or more
    • Display: 1280x800 resolution or higher

Chromebooks are not recommended



Total Semester I Credit Hours: 16

Total Semester II Credit Hours: 16

Total Semester III Credit Hours: 15

Total Semester IV Credit Hours: 14

Total Credits: 66

▲Student must obtain a letter grade of P (pass), or C or better in all courses with the symbol to progress to graduation/certification.

● A grade of C or better is required to move to an additional English course in this program.

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