Associate in Arts Degree

Environmental Studies Concentration


Students who aim toward a four-year undergraduate program in Environmental Studies can undertake the first two years at the College. In addition to the natural science and mathematical courses, students choose from a variety of environmental electives.

Students who place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

First Semester Credits
ENL101 M 3
BIO151 M 4
CHM151 M 4
ENV118 M 4
MAT150   3
Second Semester Credits
ENL102   3
BIO152 M 4
CHM152 M 4
COM103   3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
Third Semester Credits
CHM251 M 5
MAT195   4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Fourth Semester Credits
CHM252   5
Environmental Elective
  • ENV105 Quantitative Methods for Environmental Analysis
  • ENV122 The Process of Environmental Management and Decision Making
  • ENV125 Coastal Ecology
  • ENV140 Introduction to Water: Concepts & Technologies
  • ENV163 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) I
  • ENV170 Renewable Energy Sources
  • ENV171 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Methods
  • ENV173 Introduction to Solar Energy
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Total Credits 64

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

Career Outlook

This concentration provides students with a sound basis for further study in environmental engineering, environmental studies, natural resources management, environmental education, and environmental management.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Environmental Studies concentration, students are able to: