Associate in Science
This degree is for those students who seek a general understanding of environmental sustainability issues and who plan to transfer to a four-year institution. The curriculum is designed to introduce students to the concepts and methods employed in the study of ecology and geology, environmental biology and chemistry, environmental ethics and economics, earth-systems management and additional disciplines relevant to the sustainable use of environmental resources.
Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of sustainability.
- Demonstrate an understanding of key environmental issues at the local, national and global scale.
- Recognize that knowledge of history, geography, economics, and ethics all play an important role in sustainability.
- Demonstrate ability to apply scientific methods to gather and use information for the purposes of critical thinking, information analysis, and problem solving in the area of environmental sustainability.
- Analyze experimental data in the environmental sustainability disciplines.
- Perform scientific investigations utilizing laboratory equipment and instruments in a safe and effective manner.
- Write laboratory reports utilizing scientific terminology.