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Environmental Science

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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:

Explain scientific principles pertinent to environmental science.

Apply the scientific method to solve environmental problems.

Explain the importance of the natural world in Native American culture.

Categorize stakeholders involved in shaping environmental policy.

Employ standard methods to conduct environmental assessments.

Demonstrate proper use of technological equipment used in environmental science.

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 )

Humanities Elective
(Choose ES218 or any humanities-designated AR, EN, HU, or LS) ( 4 Credits )

Environmental Social Science Elective (Choose ES158, ES216, or ES217) ( 4 Credits )

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

LS103 College Success ( 2 Credits )

Subtotal 24

Anishinaabe Awareness Requirements

OS110 Ojibwa Language & Culture I ( 4 Credits )

Anishinaabe Environmental Studies Elective (Choose ES218 or ES219) ( 4 Credits )

Subtotal 8

Environmental Science Requirements

ES110 Introduction to Environmental Science ( 4 Credits )

GS105 Introduction to Earth Science ( 4 Credits )

BI206 Principles of Ecology ( 4 Credits )

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

Plant Science Elective (Choose BI211 or ES121) ( 4 Credits )

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

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

ES298 Internship ( 1 Credit )

ES297 Capstone Seminar ( 3 Credits )

Subtotal 31

Total Credits Required 63

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