This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the dynamic field of environmental science, which is concerned with monitoring humanity’s impact on the Earth and solving environmental problems. Students graduating from this program might work might work in environmental education centers, public relations firms, testing labs, environmental research organizations, travel/tourism (ecotourism companies), food manufacturers, waste management companies or government agencies. The program provides students with a strong background in the natural sciences and is attractive to four-year institutions that offer baccalaureate or graduate degrees in environmental studies, where OCC graduates may apply for additional preparation in the field.
- BIOL161 General Biology I (4 cr)
- BIOL162 General Biology II (4 cr)
- CHEM181 General Chemistry I (4 cr)
- CHEM182 General Chemistry II (4 cr)
- ENGL151 English I (3 cr)
- ENGL152 English II (3 cr)
- ENVI152 Environmental Sci (4 cr)
- MATH156 Introduction to Statistics (3 cr)
3 of the following 8 ES Electv (9-12 cr) courses are required:
- Social Science General Education (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Social Science courses (course type: GSOC).
- Humanities Gen Ed Electives (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities courses (course type: GHUM).
- Technological Competency/Information Literacy (3 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Technological Competency or Information Literacy (GTEC) courses. OR Students may attempt to “test out” of the technology requirement. If successful, student must take an additional course(s) in math or science from the List of Approved General Education courses to meet the required 64 credit total.
- Electives (to meet required 64 credits): 4-5 credits
- Complete both subrequirements: MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics (3 cr) AND MATH 165 College Algebra OR higher
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CAREERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
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