Environmental Studies (AA Degree)
- Last Updated: 19 August 2014
Minimum credits Required: 61
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.
AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)
|*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.|
|Composition (6 credits)|
|ENG 101||College Composition I||3|
|ENG 102||College Composition II||3|
|Mathematics (3 credits)|
|MAT 140 or higher.||College Mathematics||5|
|Arts/Humanities (6 credits)|
|ENG 238||Literature of the Southwest||3|
|HUM 205||Technology & Human Values||3|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)|
|ECN 204||Macroeconomic Principles||3|
|POS 233||Global Environmental Politics||3|
|Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)|
|BIO 105||Environmental Biology||4|
|CHM 151||General Chemistry I||5|
|Options (6 credits)|
|CIS 120||Intro to Computer Info Systems||3|
|CPS 100||Overview of the Colorado Plateau||3|
|Must be met within the General Education requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.|
|Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry||"W"|
|Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness||"C"|
Degree Core Requirements (26 credits)
|ANT 102 or ANT 110||Intro to Cultural Anthropology or Exploring Archaeology||3|
|ANT 230||Peoples of the Southwest||3|
|BIO 109||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 or
|Historical Geology or Geology of the Colorado Plateau||4|
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.