Environmental Science

Environmental Science Associate in Science Degree for Transfer 2020-2021

(Major #C.6000.AS-T)

Students will understand essential biological and physical processes, analyze human/environment interactions, understand different cultural perspectives on the environment, build critical thinking skills as the basis for decision making and sound value judgments, gain specialized analytical skills in at least one area of environmental science, build teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution skills, and develop effective communication skills.

A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core: Complete one of the TWO options listed below.

Option 1 -
Course Course Description Units C-ID
BIOL 11A Biology for Science Majors 5 BIOL 190
CHEM 1A and
CHEM 1B
General Chemistry and
General Chemistry, Qualitative
5
5
CHEM 120s
OR Option 2 -
Course Course Description Units C-ID
BIOL 11A and
BIOL 11B
Biology for Science Majors I and
Biology for Science Majors II
5 BIOL 135S
CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5 CHEM 110
List A - Complete the following courses:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
GEOL 1 Physical Geology 4 GEOL 101
MATH 11 or
STAT 7
Elementary Statistics or
Elementary Statistics
4 MATH 110
MATH 5A Math Analysis I 5 MATH 210
List B - Complete the following courses:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECON 201
Choose one sequence of Physics from below:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
PHYS 2A and
PHYS 2B
General Physics I and
General Physics II
4
4
PHYS 205
PHYS 210
PHYS 4A and
PHYS 4B
Physics for Scientist and Engineers and
Physics for Scientist and Engineers
4
4
PHYS 100S

Total units for major does not include required general education or pre-requisite courses.

Additional Information

The Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer Degree is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course of study that presents an overview of ecological issues from a scientific perspective. With a broad foundation across the natural sciences, the coursework examines the interrelated nature of environmental and social systems. This program is designed to equip students with the skills and tools to successfully use the scientific method while studying and solving environmental problems.

The Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer degree is designed to demonstrate the breadth of content and disciplines that underlie environmental science and prepare students for advanced courses and projects that they will be presented within their bachelor degree program. The Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer degree promotes an understanding of basic operational principles underlying the biosphere and ecosystem through a transdisciplinary approach to understanding interaction between the biological and physical world and humans.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Investigate and describe specific evidence used to construct individual scientific principles.
  2. Utilize scientific methodologies when solving a problem.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of how human activities impact the physical and biological environments.
  4. Apply concepts, models, and quantitative techniques from mathematics, life sciences, and physical sciences to solve complex problems related to the natural world.
  5. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate quantitative and qualitative evidence regarding the causes and consequences of human impacts on the environment.

  1. Completion of 60-semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18-semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a “C” grade or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

  • Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU version) is required. CSU GE-Breadth and IGETC advising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2-133 or online at CCC GE(CSU/UC) GE and Major Sheets
  • Courses may double count in the major and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

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Faculty Advisor(s): Hurtado


2020-2021 Environmental Science Associate in Science Degree for Transfer