2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog

Program Pathway

Environmental Science, AS



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The Associate in Science degree in Environmental Science focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of the physical environment and the solution of environmental problems, including subjects such as abating or controlling environmental pollution and degradation; interactions between human society and the natural environment; resources management and hazards mitigation. This program includes instruction in biology, chemistry, physics, geosciences and statistics. The Associate in Science degree in Environmental Science is designed for transfer in a similar major to the California State University System.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the application of the scientific method.
  2. Describe the cycling of matter and energy on Earth.
  3. Explain the impact of human activity on natural ecosystems.
  4. Understand how natural resource management and policy may address environmental issues.
  5. Develop skills in communicating scientific information.

Minimum Major Units Required: 41


Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education


Complete one of the following general education patterns:


Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60


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