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Environmental Studies - Associate in Arts

An Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement with an Environmental Studies emphasis will prepare students to successfully transfer to a variety of universities and pursue an environmentally focused bachelors of arts degree. By offering high quality, online classes in the natural and social sciences, Edmonds College endeavors to educate problem solvers who want to meet the environmental and social challenges of our times.

Assumptions:

  • Students have placed into Math 141 & English 101 with no prior credits earned
  • Students intend to transfer to a university and earn a BA in Environmental Studies or closely related field.
  • Starting in fall quarter

Program Requirement Sheet

Degree Pathway

This is a suggested degree pathway, a sequence of courses to earn the degree completely online. Please connect with an advisor to customize your program to meet your needs.

- Fall - Winter - Spring - Summer

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
STEM 100       Career and College Success: STEM

Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099

Meets 3 credits of Career and College Success requirement.

3
GEOG& 100 Introduction to Geography

Prerequisite Placement in ENGL 099.


Meets 5 credits of Social Science Distribution req and is a requirement at several transfer universities.

5

Any class in the Social Science Distribution Course List 


Suggested Class: SOC& 101 CD

To view course choices, see the Social Sciences Distribution Courses.


Suggested Class: Introduction to Sociology: CD

Meets 5 credits of Social Sciences Distribution Requirement and CD requirement


Cultural Diversity (CD) Requirement - All students earning a degree must meet a CD requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. There are many options for CD courses.

5

Total: 13 credits

Notes:

  • Students who do not test/place into ENGL& 101 and/or MATH 141 should take the english and math courses they do place into in the first term.
  • Meet in person or virtually with your Environmental Studies academic advisor
Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
ENVS& 101    Introduction to Environmental Science w/Lab

Prerequisite: Placement in MATH 087 or higher.

Meets 5 credits of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution requirement.

5
ENGL& 101   English Composition I

Prereq: Satisfactory placement test score or 2.0 grade or higher in ENG 099


Meets 5 credits of Communication Skills requirement.

5

Any class in the Humanities Distribution Course List


Suggested Class: CMST& 220

         

To view course choices, see the Humanities Distribution Courses


Suggested class: Public Speaking

Meets 5 credits of Humanities Distribution Requirement

Suggested class: Meets 5 credits of Humanities Distribution Requirement and is a requirement for some Environmental degrees at local universities.

5

Total: 15 credits

Notes:

  • Summer internships can have application deadlines in early winter quarter. Talk to your advisor for available opportunities.
  • Develop your professional online presence.
Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits

BIOL& 100

Survey of Biology w/Lab

Prerequisite Placement in both ENGL& 101 and MATH 087.


Meets 5 credits of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution requirement.

5
MATH 141       PreCalculus I

Prerequisite: MATH 097 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or MATH 090 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or appropriate score on Math Placement Test.


Meets 5 credits of Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills Requirement.

5

ENGL& 102

English Composition II

Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or Edmonds College certified equivalent with minimum grade of 2.0.


Meets 5 credits of Communication Skills requirement.

5

Total: 15 credits

Notes: Consider joining a student club or professional organization.

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits

CHEM& 121

Introduction to Chemistry with Lab

Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 and MATH093/097 placement.


Meets 5 credits of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution req and is a requirement at several transfer universities.

5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics

Prerequisite: (MATH 087 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or MATH 097 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or MATH 090 with a minimum grade of 2.0) and placement in ENGL& 101

Meets 5 credits of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution req and is a requirement at several transfer universities.

5

Any class in the Social Science Distribution Course List

To view course choices, see the Social Sciences Distribution Courses.

Meets 5 credits of Social Sciences Distribution Requirement.

5

Total: 15 credits

Notes:

  • Meet with your advisor to discuss transfer options and application deadlines.
  • Complete any transfer applications that have early deadlines (December-January)
Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits

Any class in the Humanities Distribution Course List

To view course choices, see the Humanities Distribution Courses.

Meets 5 credits of Humanities Distribution Requirement.

5
ECON& 201   Microeconomics

Prerequisite(s): MATH 087 and ENGL& 101 each with a minimum grade of 2.0.


Meets 5 credits of Social Science Distribution requirement and is a requirement at several transfer universities.

5

Any class in the Specified Electives course list or from the Distribution Course Lists

 

To view course choices, see the Course Lists:

Meets 5 credits of Specified Electives Distribution Requirement.

5

Total: 15 credits

Notes:

  • Summer internships can have application deadlines in early winter quarter. Talk to your advisor for available opportunities.
  • Complete transfer applications.
Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits

Any class in the Humanities Distribution Course List with CD Designation

To view course choices, see the Course List - Humanities Distribution Courses with CD designation (if CD is needed)

Meets 5 credits of Humanities Distribution Requirement and CD requirement.

5
Any class in the Specified Electives course list or from the Distribution Course Lists

To view course choices, see the Course Lists:

Meets 5 credits of Specified Electives Distribution Requirement. 5

Any General Elective Course

Suggested Class: ENVS 199

Select from any course numbered 100 or above. If selecting from PE courses, no more than three (3) credits of activity-based coursework can be applied to the DTA degree.


Suggested Class: ENVS 199 SPECIAL PROJECTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

 

5

Any program elective to complete a total of 90 credits

Select from any course numbered 100 or above. If selecting from PE courses, no more than three (3) credits of activity-based coursework can be applied to the DTA degree. General Electives: Select from any course numbered 100 or above in order to bring the total credits in General Education Requirements, Distribution Requirements, Specified Electives, and General Electives to 90. 3

Total: 18 credits

Notes:

  • A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate.

Grand Total: 90 credits

Important notes that are not included above:

This is a general guided pathway for a student who wants to transfer to university and earn a BA in Environmental Studies or a closely related field. Degree requirements change frequently as well as course schedules and this map is only intended as a guide; please check with the transferring university to confirm requirements.

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