Environmental Science

Associate of Science (AS) - 60 credits

About this program
The Associate of Science in Environmental Science is designed to provide students an avenue to a four-year environmental science degree, preparing them for a career in an environmental field. The program emphasizes a broad background in natural sciences, ensuring students are properly prepared for further study at an advanced level.
Program outcomes
  1. Utilize the scientific method to formulate and test hypotheses through experimental design.
  2. Explain and apply basic principles of natural and physical sciences.
  3. Relate principles of biology and chemistry to environmental systems.
  4. Evaluate the inter-relatedness of human social, ethical and political issues and the natural environment.
  5. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  6. Apply, evaluate and synthesize laboratory techniques, field methods, data collection and data analysis.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
48 Required courses
6 Restricted electives in courses
3 Restricted electives in MnTC Goal Areas
3 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Environmental Science - Associate of Science (AS)

Required Courses:

Course Credits
BIOL1107 - Environmental Science Issues 3
BIOL1108 - Environmental Science Issues Lab 1
BIOL1122 - General Biology I 4
BIOL1123 - General Biology II 4
BIOL2010 - General Ecology 4
CHEM1111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I 5
CHEM1112 - General Inorganic Chemistry II 5
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ECON2210 - Macroeconomics 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
GEOG1110 - World Regional Geography 3
MATH1114 - College Algebra 4
MATH1207 - Elementary Statistics 3
PHIL1201 - Ethics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
POLS2204 - Comparative Government 3
POLS2206 - Global Politics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ENGL1205 - Writing About Literature 3
ENGL1210 - Writing About Current Issues 3
ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
6. The Humanities and Fine Arts

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
BIOL1122 - General Biology I 4
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ECON2210 - Macroeconomics 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
BIOL1107 - Environmental Science Issues 3
BIOL1108 - Environmental Science Issues Lab 1
BIOL1123 - General Biology II 4
MATH1114 - College Algebra 4

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
POLS2204 - Comparative Government 3
POLS2206 - Global Politics 3

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
BIOL2010 - General Ecology 4
CHEM1111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I 5
GEOG1110 - World Regional Geography 3
PHIL1201 - Ethics 3

2nd Spring Term - 14 credits

Course Credits
CHEM1112 - General Inorganic Chemistry II 5
MATH1207 - Elementary Statistics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ENGL1205 - Writing About Literature 3
ENGL1210 - Writing About Current Issues 3
ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
6. The Humanities and Fine Arts