Environmental Studies : AA Degree
The Associate of Arts in Environmental Studies is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as environmental technicians and for continued academic work in an environmental field.
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets
that graduates of this program will possess at the end of their program of study.
• Demonstrate competence in assessing environmental parameters both in the field and in the lab.
• Write, edit and analyze environmental documents.
• Analyze environmental data sets through the construct of graphs, tables and mathematical modeling.
• Work in governmental and non-governmental agencies to evaluate proposed environmentally related projects and offer solutions to potential environmental problems;
• Communicate in a clear, articulate, unbiased manner with both professionals and non-professionals the essence of environmental controversies, hearings, speeches, documents or relevant media.
• Develop the managerial skills necessary to deal with both ecological impacts and the human built environment.
• Prepare students for advanced degrees in environmental studies, science, engineering or environmental justice.
Minimum credit hours required: 62
AGEC-A Requirements: 36 credit hours
See General Education Courses that can be used to satisfy AGEC requirements.
ENG 101¹ College Composition I (3)
ENG 102¹ College Composition II (3)
MAT 142¹ College Mathematics (3-5)
ENG 238 Literature of the Southwest (3)
HUM 205 Technology and Human Values (3)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)
POS 233 Global Environmental Politics (3)
ECN 204 Macroeconomic Principles (3)
Physical/Biological Sciences (9)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (5)
BIO 105 Environmental Biology (4)
General Education Options (6)
CIS 120 Intro to Computer Info Systems (3)
CPS 100 Overview of the Colorado Plateau (3)
Degree Core requirements: 26 credit hours
Required: 26 credit hours
ANT 102 Intro to Cultural Anthropology (3) or
ANT 110 Exploring Archaeology (3)
ANT 230 Peoples of the Southwest (3)
BIO 109¹ Natural History Southwest (4)
CTM 120 Building the Human Environment (3)
ENV 113 Global Environmental Issues (3)
GEO 133 World/ Regional Geography (3)
GLG 102 Historical Geology (4)
GLG 232 Geology of Colorado Plateau (4)
BIO 289 Internship (3)
¹ Placement test and/or prerequisite required.
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