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Environmental Science

Award: Associate of Science
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

Science courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:

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Description:

The Environmental Science AS degree offers students the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits intended to transfer to the designated bachelor's degree programs.  Students will receive a broad training in foundational life science courses as well as course work in physical, analytical, and social sciences. Students will relate these principles and the results of hypothesis driven field and laboratory experiments to the natural environment. After completing the degree, students will be prepared to enter the workforce at a technician level or transfer to earn a BS and seek employment as a scientist, resource manager, or educator.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 BIOL 2200

 Biology 1

 4.00

 CHEM 1151

 Principles of Chemistry 1

 5.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 Choose one of the following Mathematics courses from the list below 

 *MATH 1110

 *MATH 1119

 MATH 1120

 MATH 1180

 College Algebra

 Pre-calculus 1

 Pre-Calculus 2

 Calculus 1

 3.00 - 5.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

  15.00 - 17.00

To complete the Environmental Science A.S. degree, students must complete a minimum of 6-8 credits of college level mathematics coursework. *Students planning to transfer to Metropolitan State’s Environmental Science B.S. degree should take MATH 1110 or MATH 1119. ALL students pursuing this degree should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 BIOL 2202

 Biology 2

 4.00

 CHEM 1152

 Principles of Chemistry 2

 5.00

 *Communication Studies

 Choose any CMST course that meets MnTC Goal Area 1 (CMST 1650 Environmental Communication is recommended)

 3.00

 MATH 1140

 Or

 MATH 1150

 Introductory Statistics

 Or

 Statistical Analysis

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00 

* ALL students pursuing this degree should work closely with their advisor and consult with the intended transfer institution to ensure proper selection of required general education coursework for transfer.

** To complete the Environmental Science A.S. degree students must complete a minimum of 6-8 credits of college level mathematics coursework. ALL students pursuing this degree should work closely with their advisor and consult with the intended transfer institution to ensure proper selection of required Mathematics coursework for transfer.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 INFS 2010

 Research Methods with People & the Environment Focus

 3.00

 Program Electives

 Choose 8 credits from the program elective list below.

 8.00

 

 TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00 

 

Program Elective List: To complete the AS degree in Environmental Science, students are required to successfully complete a total of 8 program elective credits from the program elective list below. Students should work closely with their advisor and consult with the intended transfer institution to select the 8 program elective credits.

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ASTR 1100

 Astronomy

 4.00

 BIOL 1136 and BIOL 1137

 Environmental Science

 4.00

 BIOL 2224

 Anatomy

 4.00

 BIOL 2225

 Physiology

 4.00

 BIOL 2250

 Plant Biology

 4.00

 BIOL 2260

 Animal Biology

 4.00

 BIOL 2500

 Molecular Biology

 4.00

 CHEM 2204

 Organic Chemistry 1

 4.00

 CHEM 2224

 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

 2.00

 CHEM 2205

 Organic Chemistry 2

 4.00

 CHEM 2225

 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

 2.00

CHEM 2610 and CHEM 2620

 Biochemistry-Theory and Principles and Lab

 5.00

 CHEM 2722

 Undergraduate Research Methods

 2.00

 CHEM 2723

 Undergraduate Research Laboratory

 4.00

 PHYS 1131

 College Physics 1

 5.00

 PHYS 1132

 College Physics 2

 5.00

 PHYS 1211

 Physics for Science and Engineering 1

 6.00

 PHYS 1221

 Physics for Science and Engineering 2

 6.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 BIOL 2245

 Ecology

 4.00

 ECON 2200

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3.00

 GEOL 1100

 Physical Geology

 4.00

 General Education

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 6

 (PHIL 2171 Environmental Ethics or WGSS 2212 Gender, Health and Environment recommended)

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00

General Education: To complete the A.S. degree in Environmental Science, students are required to successfully complete coursework from six of the 10 goal areas of the MnTC. Students must complete MnTC Goal Area 1 (ENGA or ENGL 1110, ENGL 1111 and a CMST course, and three credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10.

All students pursuing this degree should work closely with their advisor and consult with the intended transfer institution to ensure proper selection of required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives.