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Environmental Science and Technology


Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science in Environmental Studies provides students with the general education courses normally taken in the first two years at a four-year college or university and a flexible plan from which the student can choose a variety of introductory science courses as part of an interdisciplinary or environmental science program.

To receive an Associate of Science in Environmental Studies, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of C in all required math and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    Humanities1 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics OR 3
    ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
    ENVR 1301 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
  Semester II
  ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
  MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics 3
  ENVR 1302 Issues in Environmental Science 3
  Semester III
  GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
    GOVT 2305 United States Government 3
    Humanities1 3
  Semester IV
    Fine Arts1 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government 3

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  1Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  2Select any Speech course from Communications in the Core Curriculum Course List.
  3Natural Sciences courses must have one of the following prefixes: BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS. Students should be guided by their special interests (e.g., oceanography, environmental engineering) and by the requirements of the four-year college to which they plan to transfer.
  4Select from BIOL 1408, BIOL 1424, or BIOL 1413.