Associate of Science

Environmental Science

The Associate of Science Degree (AS) in Environmental Science is a transferable degree to various university systems in Montana, North Dakota, & South Dakota. The department strives to provide exceptional educational opportunities through a blend of classroom, laboratory and field activities. Students can obtain jobs in government, Office of Environmental Protection, industry, environmental consulting firms, natural resource, bureau of land management and various environmental non-profit agencies that deal with environmental issues.

  • Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the sciences and apply them to an understanding of ecological, environment and evolutionary concepts
  • Students will be able to critically analyze experimental data and apply it to scientific environment concepts
  • Students will gain an understanding of how ecology and evolution are interdependent and are ultimately controlled by biological, chemical and physical laws
General Education Requirements
Credits
Core I Communications (COMX 111 and WRIT 101 and WRIT 201) 9
Core II Mathematics and Science (M 121, CHMY 141, BIOB 160) 12
Core III Arts and Humanities 6
Core IV Social Sciences (PSYX 100 & SOCI 101) 7
Core V Native American Studies 3
Core VI Computer Technology 3
Core VII Health (NUTR 221) 3
Total General Education credits required for degree 43
Program of Study
Credits
BIOB 170 Principles of Biological Diversity 4
CHMY 143 College Chemistry II 4
ENVS 105 Environmental Science 3
GPHY 151 Principles of GIS 3
STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 4
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 18
Total credits required for degree 61

 

*Program Requirements Based On FPCC Courses-All Transfer Students (credits) Will Be Evaluated On An Individual Basis