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Environmental Science

Environmental Science


The Associate of Science degree in Environmental Science provides a broad and interdisciplinary approach to natural resource stewardship that emphasizes Anishinaabe environmental values and worldviews. The program includes hands-on field experiences with forests, water, wildlife, fish, and other natural resources as well as a strong foundation in social science disciplines that are critical for understanding human dimensions of environmental issues. Students collaborate with Tribal natural resource agency personnel, complete internships, and conduct original scientific research. Students completing the program are well-positioned for employment or for transfer to 4-year degree programs.

Program Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Explain the importance of the natural world in Anishinaabe culture.
  • Explain scientific principles pertinent to environmental science.
  • Explain social science concepts pertinent to environmental science.
  • Apply the scientific method to answer research questions.
  • Employ standard methods to conduct environmental research.
  • Accurately interpret scientific data.
  • Conduct a professional poster presentation developed from original research.

Environmental Science Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

EN102 College Composition I (3 Credits)

EN202 College Composition II (3 Credits)

Mathematics Elective (Choose MA105, MA130, or MA201) (4 Credits)

Social Science Elective (Choose any non-AS or ES social science-designated course) (4 Credits)

Environmental Social Science Elective (Choose ES125, ES158, or ES217) (4 Credits)

Environmental Humanities Elective (Choose ES218 or ES219) (4 Credits)

LS103 College Success Seminar or LS133 Online College Success (2 credits)

Subtotal 24

Anishinaabe Awareness Requirements

OS110 Ojibwa Language & Culture I or AS102 Anishinaabe Values and Philosophy (4 Credits)

Anishinaabe Awareness Elective (At least two credits of electives must be designated Anishinaabe Awareness; may be duplicate credits)

Subtotal 4

Environmental Science Requirements

ES110 Introduction to Environmental Science (4 Credits)

GS105 Introduction to Earth Science (4 Credits)

ES216 Sustainability (4 Credits)

Ecology Elective (Choose BI200 or BI206) (4 Credits)

Applied Ecology Elective (Choose ES204 or ES242) (4 Credits)

Wildlife Science Elective (Choose BI203 or BI205) (4 Credits)

Plant Science Elective (Choose BI211 or ES121) (3 Credits)

Science Elective (Choose any BI or ES course, or IS110) (3 Credits)

ES298 Internship (1 Credit)

ES297 Capstone Seminar (3 Credits)

Subtotal 35

Total Credits Required 63

If you would like to receive a certificate in Environmental Science, click here

If you would like to receive a certificate in Environmental Studies and Sustainability, click here

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