For you, being outdoors feels like home. The deep connection you feel to the natural world gives you a sense of stewardship and responsibility for our planet.

Your fascination and passion for conservation are needed to make an impact on how humans interact with the natural world. Careers in environmental sciences vary widely from administrative to fieldwork. Environmental issues in energy, climate change, microplastics, and biodiversity are explored in environmental science.


At Harford Community College, we offer an environmental sciences degree that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree. We also offer a degree and certificate option that can prepare you to enter the environmental industry workforce.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Sciences

Associate of Applied Sciences



No. of Credits:

Associate of Sciences: 60

Associate of Applied Sciences: 60

Certificate: 29



Tami Imbierowicz





Andy Adams








Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your environmental science studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in environmental sciences through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

General Biology

Physical Geography

General Chemistry

Earth Science

Environmental Analysis

Geospatial Technology


What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in environmental science at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree or you can consider a wide array of jobs in the environmental industry.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • University of Maryland
  • UMBC
  • Towson University
  • Salisbury University
  • Frostburg University

Potential Careers

  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Technician
  • Environmental Science Teacher
  • Marine Biologist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Natural Resource Officer
  • Biological Technician
  • Water Resources Technician

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.