Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield, MA

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Environmental Science · A.S. Environmental Science provides a sound foundation in science and such supportive disciplines as mathematics, social sciences, computer programming, and the humanities. Directed study opportunities exist for those prepared to do independent research. Courses take place in classrooms and well-equipped laboratories. Nearby woodlands, fields, lakes, streams, and marshes serve as field laboratories. Students should consult with an Environmental faculty member before selecting program electives to meet career goals. Those who intend to continue college after BCC should also consult an advisor about specific transfer agreements and requirements of different schools. This is a Joint Admissions eligible program (see page 12). Program Advisor: Timothy Flanagan, ext. 4503.

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Graduation Requirements

Program Credits

BIO 101 General Biology I OR
BIO 111 Introductory Botany 4
BIO 102 General Biology II OR
BIO 112 Zoology 4
BIO 109 Introductory Ecology I 4
CIS 102 Fundamental Computer Literacy 4
ENV 101 Conservation of Natural Resources I OR
ENV 102 Conservation of Natural Resources II 4
ENV 121 Intro to Environmental Science I 3
Sciences Electives (3) 12
Free Electives 4


General Education Credits

COM Communication 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
MAT Mathematics (1) 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I (2) 4
CHM 102 Introductory Chemistry II (2) 4
Behavioral and Social Sciences 3


Total Credits 65

Additional Requirements

Core Competencies Portfolio 6 Items
Forum 12 Units
Health/Fitness 30 Hours
Minimum Cumulative Averages
(overall and area of specialization) 2.0

(1) MAT 102 , Intermediate Algebra, or any couse with the "MA" General Education designation.

(2) CHM 150 , Essentials of Chemistry, and a lab science may be substituted for this requirement; one more credit must be taken in Free Electives.

(3) Science electives chosen from BIO, CHM, ENV, GEY, or PHY courses selected in consultation with the student's advisor and consistent with transfer or career plans.