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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Environmental Science - A.S.


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The Associate of Science (Environmental Science) is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies.  This timely curriculum investigates major environmental concerns including social and economic consequences of energy production, resource consumption, over-population, pollution, sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Transfer Options
The University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


History


Choose six credits from the following:

Biology/Geology


Check senior institution requirement.

Choose eight credits from the following:

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements.

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Environmental Scientists & Specialists $48,540 $66,360
Soil & Water Conservationists $46,090 $81,090
Fish & Game Wardens $33,600 $52,200
Environmental Compliance Inspectors $29,240 $54,830

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

Degree Works, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the Degree Works audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (GEOG 1015 Recommended) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)


  • History (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)


  • Biology/Geology Course (Choose from list above) Credits: (4)
  • History (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Biology/Geology Course (Choose from list above) Credits: (4)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (ECON 2100 Recommended) Credits: (3)

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