Environmental Science

Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Science and Technology
Institute: Science & Technology
College: SAC

What is the program?

An associate's degree program in environmental science teaches students about environmental protection regulations, environmental issues and the protection of natural elements that are essential for life. An associate degree's program in environmental science is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions or as a foundation for further study.

What will I learn?

Students look at ways to prevent, correct or reduce damage to the environment and study scientific methods and principles related to environmental science. They might be required to conduct laboratory experiments and present results properly formatted. 

What can I do with this course of study?

Environmental science students may work within a variety of industries in both private and governmental sectors. Most jobs in the field require at least a bachelor's degree. Specific job roles may include (additional education required for most positions): 

  • Environmental consultant 
  • Environmental science teacher 
  • Natural resource conservation specialist 
  • Environmental advocate 
  • Resource management specialist 
  • Environmental lab technician

 What's special about program?

Designed to prepare students for entry-level positions or as a foundation for further study
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Faculty/Department Coordinator
Shelly Sheppard

Chance Academic Center (CAC 345C)