2015-2016 Catalog

Environmental Science Emphasis AS Degree

The inescapable pressures of an increasing population and flourishing technology demand a commitment to responsible environmental stewardship and thorough understanding of our physical environment. This program is designed to prepare students to understand the scientific, social and philosophical nature of human interaction with the environment and to contribute solutions to environmental problems.

Graduates may seek employment as technicians or may continue their studies in a variety of fields such as engineering, health sciences, business, or agriculture. For example, students may transfer to UW’s School of Environmental and Natural Resources. Internships may also be available.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

BIOL 1010GENERAL BIOLOGY

4

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS COURSE

3

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

4

CHEM 1020GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4

Total Credit Hours:18

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

3

BIOL 2400GENERAL ECOLOGY

3

AND

BIOL 2410INTRO TO FIELD ECOLOGY

2

MATH 1405TRIGONOMETRY

3

CHEM 1030GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

4

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

1

Total Credit Hours:16

BIOL 2400: Offered only in Spring Semester of even numbered years

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

BIOL 2023PLANT AND FUNGAL BIOLOGY

4

CHEM 2230QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

5

US GOVERNMENT

3

COMM 1010INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH

3

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

G&R 1050INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL RESOURCES

3

CHEM 2340ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

4

PHIL 1000INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

3

OR

PHIL 2300ETHICS

3

OR

HUMANITIES

3

BIOL 2022ANIMAL BIOLOGY

4

ELECTIVES

3

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0-1

Total Credit Hours:18-19

Recommended Electives: History of the US West (HIST 1290), Intro to Geography (G&R 1000), Western American Studies Seminar (HUMN 2486), Statistics (STAT 2050) or Physical Geology (GEOL 1100)

Total Credit Hours: 67-68