ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES A.S.
This program is designed for students who plan to transfer and continue their studies towards a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, or in related fields such as wildlife management, resources management, conservation biology, or environmental science. This is an interdisciplinary program that provides broad environmental literacy and a solid foundation for exploring the diverse environmental education and career opportunities.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic physical and biological principles that govern natural processes
- Develop an understanding of the socioeconomic and political influence that shape our perceptions of nature and environmental issues
- Understand the interactions and complexities of environmental problems
- Gain technical literacy in using documents like maps, photographs, and images to communicate with the relevant audience
- Gain basic communication skills in using visual, written and oral reports
- Transfer into a related four-year program
Completion of this degree alone could serve as an entry level credential for employment as environmental science and environmental protection technicians. Continuation through transfer institutions would qualify the graduates to pursue public and private career opportunities in conservation, consulting, wildlife, education, green businesses, and various environmental fields. Students develop career-related skills and expertise in areas such as environmental analysis, environmental information and mapping, and environmental health.
Cayuga has an articulation agreement in Environmental Science with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and SUNY College at Brockport.
Students should contact their advisor and/or the Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.
General Education requirements must be met before the AS degree will be granted. The courses listed on this page represent the minimum requirements for the AS degree in Environmental Studies.
|Biological Principles I
|Freshman English I
|Foundations of Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
|Introduction to Environmental Science
|Math Elective *
|Biological Principles II
|Freshman English II
|Remote Sensing and Aerial Photogrammetry
|College Algebra or Trigonometry (or higher )
|Effective Speech: Public Address
Effective Speech: Group Discussion
|General Chemistry I
|General Education DEISJ
|Health or Physical Education
|GIS/Science Elective **
|General Chemistry II
|Pre-History and Early American History
19th Century American History
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
|Introduction to Economics I
Introduction to Economics II
|GIS/Science Elective **
|General Education World History and Global Awareness or the Arts
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