Environmental Conservation Science, A.S., Major #3002

The Environmental Conservation Science A.S. program was crafted so students can seamlessly transfer to the New York State College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) at Syracuse University, Plattsburgh State University, Brockport State University, and other baccalaureate degree- granting institutions thereby ensuring junior status in baccalaureate degree curriculums. This is ensured with the articulation agreements that were established with these institutions. Students who successfully complete the Environmental Conservation Science A.S. program also have the option of pursuing the bachelor of technology in Environmental and Natural Resource Management at SUNY Morrisville

The Environmental Conservation Science major is intended as a foundation program for students wishing to matriculate to other universities to continue their education in specific baccalaureate programs. Transfer articulation agreements exist with a number of SUNY and state institutions to facilitate student planning and transfer. Admission to advanced study programs at certain universities may require the completion of courses at a higher level than those required for graduation in this program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Be well prepared to transfer into baccalaureate degree granting institutions at the junior level in an environmentally related field of study;

  • Have a good foundation in the sciences including chemistry and/or physics and the biological sciences;

  • Have completed 8 general education pillars (this will position them properly for completing all 10 pillars when they are awarded a baccalaureate degree);

  • Have a good foundation in basic environmentally-related course work;

  • Develop a critical and unbiased approach to solving environmental problems; and

  • Develop organizational skills, collaborative work experience, and sensitivity to an organizational culture.

Curriculum Requirements - 61 Credits

course

credits

BIOL /ENSC 102 - Botany: Form and Function of Seed Plants

3

ENVT 100 - Intro to Environmental Tech 

3

NATR 100 - Introduction to Forestry & Natural Resources

3

NATR 144 - Seminar in Environmental Resources

1

CITA - Computer Applications as Advised

3

Technical Electives as Advised

9

(9 hours from subject areas: AGBS, AGEN, AGSC, BIOL, BSAD, CHEM, CJUS, ENSC, ENVT, HORT, NATR, PHYS RENG, RREN)

Liberal Arts and Science

BIOL 120 - General Biology I w/ Lab

OR

BIOL 260 - Principles of Zoology

4

Chemistry/Physics Elective (as advised)

*CHEM 101 excluded

8

COMP 101 Composition and Research

3

COMP 102 Writing About Literature

3

COMM 111 Introduction to Speech

3

MATH 103 or Above as Advised 

3

SUNY General Education as Advised

9

Open Electives (as advised)

6

Suggested Course Sequence

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 16 Credits

BIOL 102 - Botany - Form & Function of Seed Plants

3

COMP 101 - Composition & Research

3

ENVT 100 - Introduction to Environmental Technology

3

MATH - Mathematics as Advised

3

Demonstrated proficiency with at least MATH 103 College Algebra with Trigonometry required.

NATR 100 - Introduction to Forestry & Natural Resources

3

NATR 144 - Seminar in Environmental Resources

1

Year 1/Spring - 16 Credits

BIOL 120 - General Biology I

OR

BIOL 260 - Principles of Zoology

4

COMM 111 - Introduction to Speech

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

Technical Elective as Advised

3

General Education Elective as Advised

*Students must take 12 credits in 3 different categories from the list of suggested electives.

3

Year 2/Fall - 13 Credits

CHEM/PHYS - Chemistry or Physics as Advised

4

Technical Elective as Advised

3

Open Elective as Advised

3

General Education Elective as Advised

*Students must take 12 credits in 3 different categories from the list of suggested electives.

3

Year 2/Spring - 16 Credits

CHEM/PHYS - Chemistry or Physics as Advised

4

CITA 101/110 as Advised

3

Technical Elective as Advised

3

Open Elective as Advised

3

General Education Elective as Advised

*Students must take 12 credits in 3 different categories from the list of suggested electives.

3