What Can You Do With an Environmental Science Degree?

Bring a scientific approach to your work. Your AS-T opens the door to entry level work as:

  • Environmental technician
  • Ranger
  • Habitat restorer
  • Agricultural technician
  • Eco-tourism guide

Do More With More Education

Use your CMC degree as half of a bachelor’s degree. Earning your four-year degree opens up even more options for doing advanced work to transform our planet’s future. Work with both your CMC counselor and an advisor from your target school to transfer credits efficiently. Look ahead: research and plan for the transfer requirements of your desired university.

By pursuing more education, you can go to work as:

  • Environmental scientist
  • Natural resource manager
  • Environmental policy and planning specialist
  • Forester
  • Geologist
  • Soil conservation specialist
  • Botanist

Environmental Science AS-T: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 28 units of required courses
    • 60 total units
    • Grade of “C” or higher in all required courses
    • 2.0 minimum GPA
  • Required Courses

    BI 005: Molecular and Cellular Biology | 5 units

    CH 001A: General Chemistry | 5 units

    ENV 001: Environmental Science | 3 units

    G 001: Physical Geology | 4 units

    MATH 014: Statistics | 4 units

    MATH 001A: Calculus | 4 units

    ECON 002: Principles of Microeconomics

    Choose one additional science course:

    BI 006: Biology of Organisms | 5 units


    CH 001B: General Chemistry | 5 units

    Choose one two-semester Physics series::

    PH 002A and PH 002B, College Physics I and II | 8 units


    PH 004A and PH 004B, Engineering Physics A and B | 8 units

  • What You Learn
    1. Best practices in environmental science, including ethical behavior and research approaches
    2. How to use scientific methods to test hypotheses and apply findings
    3. How to analyze collected data and communicate findings in speaking and writing

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