Environmental Science

Division of STEM

Associate Dean: Bradley Cole

Department Chair: David Pindel

The Environmental Science A.S. degree is designed to enable students to transfer to most baccalaureate institutions with standing as a junior. The program outcomes prepare students for “green” employment in industries that are targeting global climate change, management of natural resources, and protection of the environment. While completion of this degree alone prepares students for work as environmental technicians, continuation through transfer institutions qualifies the graduate for work as environmental engineers, educators, environmental field biologists, and other environmental scientists in both the public and private sector.

Graduates will demonstrate:

  • A thorough understanding of the theoretical principles, processes, and relationships underlying the environmental sciences;
  • An ability to apply this knowledge to a wide variety of practical situations;
  • An understanding of the social, economic, political, and ethical issues related to the environmental sciences, perform relevant laboratory experiments and interpret data gathered from such experiments;
  • The ability to critically analyze and formulate possible solutions to environmental issues.

Inherent in Corning Community College’s mission is preparing students for a life of service to their professions and their communities in a globally interdependent society. The environmental analysis community is a key player in directing important public policy objectives related to quality of life issues, economic development, and environmental responsibility.

Program Requirements

 

 

Item #
Title
Credits
MATH 1310 or higher  +
6
Social Science Electives  +
6
Environmental Science Electives  +
7
Wellness (Activity or Awareness)  +
1
Free Electives  +
6
Sub-Total Credits
63
Total credits:
63

Course Sequencing

First Semester

Intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.

Item #
Title
Credits
Wellness (Activity or Awareness)  +
1
Sub-Total Credits
16

Second Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
MATH 1310 or higher  +
3
Social Sciences Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17

Third Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Social Sciences Elective  +
3
MATH 1310 or higher  +
3
Environmental Science Elective  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
14

Fourth Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Environmental Science Elective  +
3
Free Electives  +
6
Sub-Total Credits
16

Program electives: Select courses from the following to total 10 credit hours: BIOL 2010, BIOL 2050, BIOL 2060, BIOL 2080, CHEM 2010, CHEM 2020, GEOL 1510, PHYS 1730, PHYS 1740. Program electives option to be determined by desired transfer school program requirements. Please note that all courses identified as program electives are not offered both fall and spring semesters.

* Students in this program who plan to transfer to a SUNY college can meet 21 credits of the general education requirement.

* Based on placement, students might be required to take developmental and/or prerequisite classes before taking the required English and Math courses. Successful completion of some or all developmental courses may also be required before students can enroll in the science classes pertinent to this prog

Overview

Degree

Associate in Science

Type

Transfer