BSAST Degree in Environmental Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) 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 to meet their educational and professional needs while completing a baccalaureate degree. The BSAST degree in Environmental Sciences is a 120-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 21
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Statistics (STA-201)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • General Chemistry
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
D. General Education Electives 15
II. Area of Study: Environmental Sciences 42
A. Ecology 3
B. Organic, Analytic, Environmental and/or Biochemistry 3
C. Fluid Mechanics/Hydrology 3
D. Broad Environmental
  • Environmental Health/Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Assessment & Impact
E. Environmental Law and Regulations 3
F. Environmental Methods
  • Environmental Sampling & Analysis
  • Advanced Water or Wastewater Operations
  • Water & Waste Water Treatment/Water Resources - Water Quality
  • Air Pollution or Air Sampling & Analysis
  • Pollution Microbiology/Hazardous Wastes
  • Noise & Environment or Hearing Conservation
  • Hazardous Material - Toxic Effects
  • Hazardous Material Transportation
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Health Practices
  • Radioactivity or Radiation Hazards
  • Health Physics/Food Sanitation
  • Epidemiology or Public Health/Communicable Diseases
  • Vector Control/Food Borne Disease Control
G. Environmental Sciences Electives
  • Occupational Environment Occupational Safety
  • Industrial Hygiene Technology/ Industrial Hygiene Measurements
  • Hydrology or Soil Science Radiation Biology
H. Current Trends & Applications 3
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

*Must include at least two subject areas.

  • Required Courses: Ecology, Organic, Analytic, Environmental and/or Biochemistry, Fluid Mechanics/Hydrology, Broad Environment, Environmental Laws and Regulations, Environmental Methods, Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: Physics I and II, General Chemistry I, Computer Requirement, Statistics, College Algebra
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All of the courses in the area of study may be completed by independent study and distance education course from other universities. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is also widely used.

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.


Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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