Academic Catalog

Environmental Science, AS-T

Program Description

The Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science at a CSU campus. Students completing this program are guaranteed admission to the CSU system but not necessarily to a particular campus or major of choice. Students should consult with a counselor for more information on admission to specific universities and their transfer requirements as individual schools may require different or additional coursework to that listed for the Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer Degree.

Learn more about the program on the Biology website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts and methods from ecological and physical sciences in their application in solving environmental problems.

Units Required

  • Major: 57-65

Associate Degree Requirements

Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:

  • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)1 (49-58 units) (full certification is required). For this Associate Degree for Transfer, students have the additional option of completing CSU GE Breadth for STEM Majors or IGETC for STEM Majors (41-44 units)
  • Core and support courses (57-65 units, of which 20 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
  • Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Core and Support Courses 

Core Courses
BIOL 1APRINCIPLES OF CELL BIOLOGY6
CHEM 1AGENERAL CHEMISTRY5
or CHEM 1AH HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY
CHEM 1BGENERAL CHEMISTRY5
or CHEM 1BH HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY
CHEM 1CGENERAL CHEMISTRY & QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS5
Support Courses
List A
BIOL 9ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY4
GEOG 1PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY5
MATH 10ELEMENTARY STATISTICS5
or MATH 17 INTEGRATED STATISTICS II
or PSYC 1 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
or SOC 7 STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
MATH 1A
MATH 1B
CALCULUS
and CALCULUS 1
5-10
or MATH 12 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
List B
ECON 1BPRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS5
Select one of the following sequences:12-15
GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS)
and GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS) 1
GENERAL PHYSICS
and GENERAL PHYSICS
and GENERAL PHYSICS 2
Total Units57-65