Environmental engineers apply mathematics and scientific principles to solve environmental
problems. They develop ways to reduce, correct or prevent damage to the environment.
Environmental Science is a highly interdisciplinary field, if you are interested in
careers in the Environmental Sciences, you will need a fundamental understanding of
a variety of sciences and social sciences.
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Environmental scientists apply mathematics and scientific principles to solve environmental problems. They develop ways to reduce, correct, or prevent damage to the environment.
Following the completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree at a four-year institution of the student's choice, several avenues of employment or advancement are open. A few of these are:
State and federal wildlife agencies
Environmental science teaching at the elementary or secondary level
Environmental research scientist
Environmental planning/policy analyst
Nonprofit environmental organizations
Environmental Science is a highly interdisciplinary field; students interested in careers in the Environmental Sciences will need a fundamental understanding of a variety of sciences and social sciences. Depending on specific career objectives, students pursuing a four-year degree in Environmental Science may want to emphasize additional coursework in such fields as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Oceanography, or the Atmospheric Sciences. Students planning careers in Environmental Studies, Environmental Regulation and Policy, or Regional Planning may want to emphasize additional coursework in the Social Sciences, Business, or Economics.
Environmental Science (AST1)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Environmental Science. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
Quantitative Skills (10 credits required)
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
Humanities & Social Sciences (15 credits required)
or POLS 231
Humanities List A
Humanities or Social Sciences
Pre-Major Program Requirements
MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
or ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: PROBLEM SOLVING
INTRO TO GEOL II: EARTH'S SURFACE PROCESSES
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB I
INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB II
ENGINEERING PHYSICS III
ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB III
INTRODUCTION TO GIS
Total Required Credits: 90 minimum
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Apply scientific methodologies to develop and answer questions about the natural world.
Demonstrate understanding of the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change and the definite integral as a limit of a sum.
Analyze and solve multi-step problems using techniques through single-variable calculus.
Acquire scientific information from appropriate sources to analyze issues, claims or situations.
Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)