Liberal Arts and Science: Environmental Science Option

This transfer program is designed for students who have a strong interest in environmental science and plan to major in environmental science, ecology or biology at a four-year college or university.   Apply & Register Program Details

This transfer program is designed for students who have a strong interest in environmental science and plan to major in environmental science, ecology or biology at a four-year college or university.

 


Area of Interest:
Sciences & Mathematics
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
BIO-111 Biology I - Science 4
CHM-111 Chemistry I - Science 4
MTH-140 Calculus I 4
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
BIO-112 Biology II - Science 4
CHM-112 Chemistry II - Science 4
MTH-150 Calculus II or  
MTH-134 Biostatistics 4
    15
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
ANT-102 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
BIO-206 Environmental Science: Theory & Applications 4
BIO-225 Introduction to Plant Biology 4
PHY-101 Physics I or  
PHY-201 Physics III 4
    15
Second Semester
BIO-221 Microbiology I 4
BIO-255 Research Experience in Biology or  
BIO-250 Co-op I: Science 3
GEO-101 Cultural Geography 3
PHY-102 Physics II or  
PHY-202 Physics IV 4
...-... Humanities General Education Elective1 3
    17
  Total Minimum Credits 62
1 Select elective based on requirements of Transfer Institution.

Program Goals

  • To prepare students for entry-level positions in environmental science related fields that require an associate in science degree such as: environmental laboratory technician, water quality technician or research assistant in an environmental or ecology academic research laboratory.
  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To provide a concentration of course work appropriate for the biological sciences, focusing on environmental studies.
  • To ensure transferability of course work to a baccalaureate program in biology, environmental science, ecology or science education.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Utilize primary and secondary sources in the scientific literature to obtain information pertaining to environmental science.
  2. Apply the scientific method to conduct experiments and analyze data.
  3. Describe the important chemical and physical factors that have major effects on ecosystems.
  4. Discuss the four scientific principles of sustainability
  5. Summarize the root causes of the major environmental problems.
  6. Describe the four major components of biodiversity and the importance of maintaining biodiversity.

Employment Opportunities

  • Environmental laboratory technician
  • Water quality technician
  • Research assistant in an environmental or ecology academic
    research laboratory
  • Preparation for research work in environmental science,
    ecology, field or conservation biology
  • Preparation for careers in environmental related
    technologies
  • Education

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including our premier partner:

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Contact Person

Professor Rita Connolly, Chair
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4462 or 4467
email: rconnolly@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

24.0101

Program Code

ENV.AS