Associate in Science
This degree program prepares students to comprehend, evaluate, and analyze contemporary environmental problems at the interface of nature, human institutions, and scientific study. Interdisciplinary explorations and scientific tools and technologies essential for addressing emerging environmental challenges and opportunities are featured.
Minimum program hours:
60 credit hours
Associate in Science
General requirements hours:
30-31 credit hours
ENG 1530: English Composition II
ENG 1540: Writing about Literature
ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems
or ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles or ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles 3
Social Science Elective
MAT 1600: Precalculus (or higher)
Choose carefully from the math/science elective list depending on your desired transfer destination and intended area of concentration. 14-15
BIO 1830: SURI: Environmental I
BIO 2531: Microbiology*
BIO 2532: Microbioloby Lab
BIO 2560: Genetics
BIO 2620: Tropical Biology Seminar
BIO 2830: SURI: Environmental II
CHE 2530: Organic Chemistry I
CHE 2540: Organic Chemistry II
GLG 1550: Earth Science
or GLG 1510: Physical Geology 3-4
GLG 1810: Introduction to Oceanography
PHY 1610: General Physics I
or PHY 1710: Analytical Physics I 4
PHY 1620: General Physics II
or PHY 2710: Analytical Physics II 4
MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics
Core requirements hours:
22 credit hours
BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I
BIO 1580: Principles of Biology II
or BIO 2660: Zoology or BIO 2670: Botany 4
BIO 2550: Conservation Biology
BIO/PHL 2570: Environmental Issues & Ethics
or BIO/PHL/CMM 2600: Planet Earth: Connecting Critical Topics 3
CHE 1550: College Chemistry I
CHE 1560: College Chemistry II
7-8 credit hours
By choosing elective courses carefully, a student may be able to include additional SUNY General Education courses to his/her curriculum.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods environmental scientists use to explore natural phenomena and human impacts, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation and field research, evaluation of evidence, and employment of appropriate mathematical analysis.
2. Critically evaluate and analyze contemporary environmental problems at the interface of nature, human institutions, and scientific study.
3. Analyze ethical dilemmas raised by environmental science, society, and technology, attempt to identify personal values that affect how one thinks about these dilemmas, and consider diverse perspectives in the process.
4. Demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in environmental science.
5. Demonstrate and apply an understanding of interdisciplinary explorations and scientific tools and technologies essential for addressing the emerging environmental challenges and opportunities of this century.
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