Environmental Science integrates topics from biological sciences, physical sciences, geosciences, and public policy to understand the working of the earth’s ecosystems and the impact of humans within those systems. Environmental Scientists apply scientific knowledge to understand complex environmental problems that impact the quality of life and develop solutions to protect, preserve, and sustain the natural environment.
The Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer degree (AS-T in Environmental Science) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Science and Resource Management, Environmental Studies, or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. For transfer to the UC system, or other institutions outside the UC and CSU systems students may want to consider the AS in Coastal Environmental Studies instead. See a counselor and consult assist.org.
This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental issues from a scientific perspective focusing on physical, chemical, and biological processes within the Earth system, the interactions between humans and these processes, and the role of science in finding sustainable solutions. Topics include ecological principles, biodiversity, climate change, sustainability, renewable and non-renewable energy, water resources, air and water pollution, and solid waste management.
Explores environmental processes associated with society including energy production, waste management, and soil and water quality. The laboratory class is focused on using environmental sampling, monitoring and assessment devices, and equipment and analytical tools to detect and quantify environmental contaminants in air, water and soil, as well as to assess the overall quality of those basic environmental resources. This course emphasizes the scientific method, data collection, and the completion of a research-based oral presentation.
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