Environmental Studies - A.S. Degree

Turn your passion for saving our environment into a career!

Our dedicated team of staff and faculty will help you from your application to graduation. Sussex provides a solid framework on which to build your college education for a successful future.

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Environmental Studies prepares students for transfer into a Bachelor of Science degree program in either Environmental Studies or Environmental Science.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Deal with complex environmental problems that affect society.
  • Understand the current environmental protection regulations.
  • Understand how to perform environmental observations and tests, analyze air, land, water resources and waste management.
  • Apply the principles of limits, recycling and reuse, sustainable yield, and resource diversity to real-life situations.
  • Apply the laws of conservation of matter and energy to environmental issues.
  • Understand how different cultures cope with the environmental consequences of human action.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH110 Pre-Calculus I** 3
BIOS110 Biology I 4
BIOS122 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
Total Semester Credits
17
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
MATH108 Statistics 3
BIOS112 Biology II 4
ENVS000 Option Elective* 4
Total Semester Credits
14
Fall - Second Year
GEOL101 Physical Geology*** 4
CHEM110 College Chemistry I 4
COMS110 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
14
Spring - Second Year
BIOS124 Ecology 4
CHEM112 College Chemistry II 4
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
COLL209 Capstone for Environmental Studies 1
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College catalog.

**Students testing higher than MATH110 on the CLM test may take MATH111, MATH112, MATH113, MATH114 or MATH213 to satisfy this math requirement.

***Course only offered in fall

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.