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Environmental Science

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

The Associate of Science degree in Environmental Science provides an interdisciplinary approach to resource conservation and management that integrates classroom and lab training in the natural sciences with hands-on field experiences that focus on wildlife, fish, forests, water, and other resources. This degree program is appropriate for students seeking a broad understanding of principles which provide a framework for balance between environmental, economic, and tribal concerns.  The selection of coursework emphasizes the ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and how these systems can be managed to conserve biodiversity and protect ecosystem functions while providing sustainable benefits to society.  Particular attention is paid to resource management concerns on tribal lands.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Environmental Science Degree Program, students will be expected to:

  1. Explain scientific principles pertinent to environmental science.
  2. Apply scientific method to solve environmental problems.
  3. Explain the importance of the natural world in Native American culture.
  4. Categorize stakeholders involved in shaping environmental policy.
  5. Employ standard methods to conduct environmental assessments.
  6. Demonstrate proper use of technological equipment used in environmental science.
  7. Accurately interpret scientific data.
  8. Conduct a professional poster presentation developed from original research.

Program Requirements

Environmental Science Course List


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Students completing this certificate program will be prepared for entry-level positions in natural resource management agencies or for transfer to 2 or 4 year degree-granting institutions. Students will also be well-positioned to continue their studies toward the KBOCC Environmental Science Associate Degree, since the certificate retains the core components of the Associate Degree. Depending on placement (for composition and mathematics requirements), full-time students could feasibly complete the certificate program in one year.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the major scientific principles pertinent to environmental science
  2. Apply the scientific method to solve environmental problems
  3. Explain the importance of the natural world in Anishinaabe culture
  4. Employ standard methods to conduct environmental assessments
  5. Demonstrate proper use of technological equipment used in environmental science
  6. Accurately interpret scientific data

Program Requirements


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For more information, contact:
Dr. Andrew Kozich, Environmental Science Department Chair
andrew.kozich@kbocc.edu
(906) 524-8303
Wabanung Campus – Room 303