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Environmental Studies

Photo for Envirnmental StudiesStudy the relationship of humans and our natural world.

Environmental studies is an area for nonscientists with a serious interest in environmental and natural process. Like environmental science, students study the impact of human systems on physical and biological systems, and the dependence on natural resources by humans. It involves the study of the interaction and co-evolution of human, physical, and biological systems.

 

Program Description

BMC offers courses that cover the first 2 years of a typical 4-year environmental studies program, as well as courses to develop skills needed for college-level courses.

 

Degree Options: Associate in Arts and Sciences degree (Option A)

Program Planning

Pre-college preparation: While in high school, students should take two years of one foreign language. They should take math courses preparing them for college-level precalculus and statistics. Science courses such as biology, chemistry, and earth science will better prepare students for success in college-level science courses. Environmental studies majors must also have strong communication, writing skills, and computer literacy.

College advising: Students should meet with an environmental studies advisor as soon as they are admitted to Blue Mountain College to map out an individualized academic plan to ensure all prerequisites and degree requirements are fulfilled.

Courses: Students need to follow the courses outlined for the regular AAS degree but make sure they take the following courses:

  • Precalculus: Math& 142 (prereq Math& 141)
  • Chem& 110 (higher chemistry courses are acceptable)
  • Biol& 100 (or Biol& 221 with prereqs are Biol& 160 & Chem& 160)
  • Statistics: Math& 146 or BUS 256
  • Geol& 101 or Ocea& 101

 

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