Award: Associate of Sciences Degree – Option in Arts &
For more information: Contact Dean Deborah Wrobel,
443-412-2240, firstname.lastname@example.org; Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301; email@example.com.
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The A.S. degree in Environmental Science offers students the
opportunity to transfer to a senior institution as well as to
gain applied skills in order to compete in the job market for
technical positions. Environmental scientists engage in work to
protect the environment, study the properties of underground
and surface waters, locate water and energy resources, predict
water-related geologic hazards, and offer environmental site
assessments and advice on indoor air quality and hazardous-waste-
At the successful completion of the AS Environmental Science degree program, the student will be able to:
- Describe and apply scientific principles and utilize the mathematical tools that are basic to supporting environmentally-related work in science and technology.
- Explain environmental regulations in relationship to scientific principles and law and the impact of these regulations on business.
- Comply with the pertinent environmental regulations by understanding the scientific, technical and legal issues involved, and assist in developing environmental monitoring programs.
- Interpret environmental analysis to provide input to technical and process decisions.
- Transfer to an environmentally-related curriculum at a four-year institution.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or
university should check the degree requirements of that
institution. If they differ significantly from those listed,
students should consult with an advisor for academic
Federal, State, and local governments employ
over half of all environmental scientists. The strongest job
growth is expected to be in private-sector consulting firms.
Employment for environmental scientists is expected to grow
about 10% over the next decade.
Recommended Course Sequence
* Consult Program Director to ascertain which course(s)
best suit individual needs.