Environmental Science

Associate in Science

This degree can lead to a baccalaureate degree in environmental science or environmental studies at accredited colleges or universities. In consultation with an academic advisor; electives should be selected based on the student’s interest, the requirements of the transfer institution or technician-level vocation opportunities. Basic Skills requirements must be met before entry into the program. Some courses require prerequisites, check course descriptions.

For information, contact faculty advisor, Jim Sacchinelli at (609) 343-4943/jsacchin@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Develop work ethics that are effective and safe in a laboratory environment;
  • Apply the scientific method to collect and interpret information;
  • Experiment with laboratory and field equipment to obtain data;
  • Analyze records of results and procedures;
  • Discuss effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Analyze and evaluate problems critically.

 

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 32 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    MATH155-Calculus I
4
    BIOL109-General Biology I
4
    CHEM110-General Chemistry I
4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course
3
Humanities (3 credits)  
    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
General Education Elective (8 credits)  
    BIOL110-General Biology II
4

   **Choose MATH220-Statistical Methods or MATH156-Calculus II

4
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
32
PROGRAM COURSES - 32 credits
    CHEM111-General Chemistry II
4
    CHEM210-Organic Chemistry I
4
    CHEM211-Organic Chemistry II
4
    ENVL200-Environmental Science 4
    ENVL205-Ecology 4
    ENVL221-Physical Geography 4

    **Choose PHYS125-College Physics I or PHYS225-General Physics I 

4
    **Choose PHYS126-College Physics II or PHYS226-General Physics II
4
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
32

Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits

Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.

 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
64

**Option should be chosen by referring to the transfer institution program/degree requirements and consulting with an academic advisor.

 

(ENVL) EFFECTIVE FALL 2016

 
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester
BIOL109 General Biology I 4
CHEM110 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL101 Composition I 3
MATH155 Calculus I 4
Gen Ed General Education Social Science course 3
Second Semester
BIOL110 General Biology II 4
CHEM111 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL102 Composition II 3
Choose MATH156 or MATH220 4
Third Semester
CHEM210 Organic Chemistry I 4
ENVL200 Environmental Science 4
ENVL205 Ecology 4
Choose PHYS125 or PHYS226 4
Fourth Semester
CHEM211 Organic Chemistry 4
ENVL221 Physical Geography 4
Choose PHYS126 or PHYS226 4
Gen Ed Humanities course 3