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Why choose this program?

What impact does the growing world population have on Earth? How will non-renewable resources like fossil fuels and greenhouse gases change humanity? The study of the environment integrates physical, biological and social sciences to examine the role of humans on our planet.

What will I experience?

  • Apply principles of biological, chemical and physical sciences to study the physical environment
  • Discuss solutions to environmental problems, including pollution, climate change and population growth
  • Understand the interaction between human society and the natural environment, and how natural resources are managed

What opportunities might it lead to?

The associate of science degree in environmental science can lead to entry-level work as an environmental technician or consultant, or future careers in industry, research, academics and many other areas. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in environmental science.

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Derek Darling
“I want to use my education to promote environmentally responsible business practices for the manufacturing and mining industries.” – Derek Darling, Earth Science, Environmental Studies 2014


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