Environmental Science

Associate in Science

Environmental Science

This degree can lead to a baccalaureate degree in environmental science or environmental studies at accredited colleges or universities. In consultation with an academic advisor; electives should be selected based on the student’s interest, the requirements of the transfer institution or technician-level vocation opportunities. Basic Skills requirements must be met before entry into the program. Some courses require prerequisites, check course descriptions.

For information, contact faculty advisor, Jim Sacchinelli at (609) 343-4943/jsacchin@atlantic.edu.

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Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Develop work ethics that are effective and safe in a laboratory environment;
  • Apply the scientific method to collect and interpret information;
  • Experiment with laboratory and field equipment to obtain data;
  • Analyze records of results and procedures;
  • Discuss effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Analyze and evaluate problems critically.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 30 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    BIOL109-General Biology I
4
    CHEM110-General Chemistry I
4
    Choose: MATH150-Pre-Calculus, MATH155-Calculus I or MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course
3
Humanities (6 credits)  
    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
    General Education Humanities course
3
General Education Elective (3 credits)  
    *General Education course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
30
PROGRAM COURSES - 30 credits
    Program Requirements (12 credits)
    ENVL200-Environmental Science 4
    ENVL205-Ecology 4
    ENVL221-Physical Geography 4

    Program Electives (18 credits)

    Choose 18 credits from the following:

18
   AVIT185-Remote Sensing Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (3 cr.)
   BIOL205-Genetics
   BIOL110-General Biology II
   CHEM111-General Chemistry II
   CHEM210-Organic Chemistry I
   CHEM211-Organic Chemistry II (Offered spring only)
   ENGL224-Environmental Literature (3 cr.)
   GIST101-Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
   GIST150-Geospacial Data Collection
   MATH156-Calculus II
   PHYS125-College Physics I (offered fall only) or PHYS225-General Physics I (**)
   PHYS126-College Physics II or PHYS226-General Physics II (**)
   TCOM125-Technical Communication (3 cr.)
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
30

*Technological Competency: 0-3 Credits

Is fulfilled with CISM125, which may be taken as a General Education Elective, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.

 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
60

(**) Option should be chosen by referring to the transfer institution program/degree requirements and consulting with an academic advisor.

(ENVL) EFFECTIVE FALL 2019

 
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester (18 credits)
BIOL109 General Biology I 4
CHEM110 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL101 Composition I 3
Choose MATH150, MATH155 or MATH220 4
Gen Ed Social Science course 3
Second Semester (17 credits)
ENGL102 Composition II 3
Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100, or THEA110 4
Gen Ed Humanities course 3
Choose (2) Program Elective 8
Third Semester (12 credits)
ENVL200 Environmental Science 4
ENVL205 Ecology 4
Choose Program Elective 4
Fourth Semester (13 credits)
ENVL221 Physical Geography 4
Gen Ed General Education Elective 3
Choose (2) Program Electives 6