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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in Literature) Credits: (9)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (GEOG 101 and ECON 2010 Recommended) Credits: (6)

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


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Environmental Scientists & Specialists $39,900 $60,600
Soil & Water Conservationists $44,900 $79,400
Fish & Game Wardens $33,600 $52,200
Environmental Compliance Inspectors $27,800 $53,899

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

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.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (GEOL 101 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 2010 Recommended) Credits: (3)

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