ASAST in Environmental Sciences

The Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology (ASAST) degree in Environmental Sciences is designed for individuals employed in a variety of environmental areas, such as wastewater management, pollution control, hazardous materials, industrial hygiene, public health and sanitation. The program enables mid-career adults meet their educational and professional needs through credit transfer and course completion, positing graduates to transition to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology degree program.  The degree is a 60-credit program.

ASAST in Environmental Sciences Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 38
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 6
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
II. Area of Study: Environmental Sciences 21
A. Advanced Sciences
  • Organic, Analytic or Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Hydrology or Applied Hydraulics
  • Soil Service
B. Environmental Law/Regulations 3
C. Environmental Sampling and Analysis 3
D. Environmental Technology Electives
  • Waste and Wastewater Analysis
  • Advanced Water or Waste Water Operations
  • Atmosphere Pollution
  • Radioactivity or Radiation Hazards
  • Industrial Toxicology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Community Sanitation
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Assessment and Impact
E. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
III. Electives 1
Total 60

  • Required Courses: Advanced Sciences, Environmental Law/Regulations, Environmental Sampling and Analysis
  • Corollary Requirements: College Algebra, Chemistry I and II or Physics I and II, Computer Concepts
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Option: Almost all of the courses required for the option are available by independent study and distance education courses from other universities

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.



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