Overview

Great Bay’s Environmental Science Degree is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution, to pursue a degree in environmental studies, environmental policy, environmental science, ecology, natural resources management, or related fields. 

The Environmental Science program focuses on the interactions between the physical, chemical and biological elements of the environment. The program was configured as a diverse environmental science foundation and is designed to provide a solid social scientific substance for students with a broad range of interests related to the environment.

Why Great Bay?

  • Articulation agreements to a variety of New England colleges and universities
  • Small class size and individual attention from instructors and advisors.
  • Credentialed faculty with extensive academic experience.

Career Options

  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Forester
  • Soil & Water Conservationist
  • Environmental Educator
  • National Park Service
  • Department of Environmental Services
  • Environmental Protection Agency

Related Degrees

First Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ENGL110GCollege Composition I404
MATH150G*College Algebra404
SOCI120GSocietal and Technological Change303
BIOL109GGeneral Biology II334
Total Credits15

First Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
CHEM115GGeneral Chemistry I334
NATR105GSustainable Agriculture & Food Systems324
ENGL214GIntroduction to Creative Nonfiction303
BTEC205GBioethics303
 Open Elective303
Total Credits17

Second Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
BIOL160GIntroduction to Environmental Science334
BIOL230GGeneral Ecology334
MATH210G**Pre-Calculus404
 Social Science Elective303
Total Credits15

Second Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
NATR299GContemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness334
CHEM116GGeneral Chemistry II334
 Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303
 Open Elective303
     
Total Credits14

Total Overall Credits : 61

Theory, lab, and credit hours may vary depending on the elective course chosen.

*Students must opt into one of the following pathways: Calculus Sequence (150G/210G). Students who do not test directly into MATH150G may substitute MATH152G. Students with appropriate test scores may substitute a higher-level course from the direct calculus math pathway: MATH210G, MATH230G, MATH235G, MATH250G.

**Students intending to transfer should select courses that will transfer appropriately to their intended institution.

*** Students with appropriate test scores may substitute a higher-level course from the direct calculus math pathway: MATH210G, MATH230G, MATH235G, MATH250G.

Technical Standards

Students enrolling in the AS Degree in Environmental Science must, in addition to meeting the specific pre-requisite requirements for each course, meet the following general, technical standards:

  • Students must be able to comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and must have sufficient manual dexterity to produce legible written documents in a timely manner.
  • Students must be able to sit or stand at a desk/laboratory bench, and also be able to conduct work in the field.
  • Students must possess the necessary focus to stay on task for extended periods of time.
  • Students must be able to comprehend and follow instructions in the classroom and laboratory in a timely manner.
  • Students must possess the necessary manual dexterity to carry out assigned laboratory and field work tasks.
  • Students must be able to perform required classroom, field and laboratory operations, including mathematical operations, without reference to notes, as directed.

Program Outcomes

Students graduating with the AS degree in Environmental Science will be able to:

  • Understand general ecological laws and principles regarding the systemic nature of the planet
  • Understand and be able to execute a wide variety of laboratory and field science techniques in Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Biology
  • Understand the holistic nature of environmental issues stemming from anthropogenic sources, geological sources, biological sources, and the biogeochemistry of the Earth
  • Understand and integrate the selected sub-disciplines of environmental science and environmental studies at a more advanced undergraduate level
  • Understand and appreciate the overlap of science, public policy, and ethics when exploring environmental and social issues
  • Use critical thinking and critical inquiry to analyze and explore ethical, scientific, and policy issues in environmental science
  • Employ aforementioned skills to analyze, interpret, and explain scientific data regarding the systems of the earth and be able to present conclusions in formal writing and presentations
  • Qualify for transfer to a four-year college or university

68-69 Credits Required

Questions?

Contact an Admissions Representative at (603) 427-7600 ex 7500 or gbadmissions@ccsnh.edu