Associate in Science - Environmental Studies

Associate in Science and Related Certificates

Goodwin College's Environmental Studies program provides an innovative multidisciplinary approach for 2-year students interested in the broad span of environmental topics while providing a strong foundation for entering the workforce or continuing into the 4-year degree program. Goodwin's program is designed to meet pressing needs in the workforce and the urban community, producing graduates who are broadly educated in issues of the environment and who can communicate effectively. The program's core consists of a unique blend of required courses supplemented by key electives, dependent upon the particular interest and needs of students. Required courses span the fields of biological, physical, computer, social and environmental sciences as well as the humanities. Course laboratory components emphasize field techniques monitoring environmental impacts associated with air, water and soil resources and their subsequent influence on flora, fauna and society.

The goal of the Environmental Studies program is to provide a broad-based contemporary program of study, which will provide the necessary technical and intellectual skill sets needed to work as an environmental technology professional in the 21st century. Based on the student's choice of electives, the program can be structured to meet any of the following objectives:

Based on their choice of electives, students may design their own concentration to emphasize riverine ecology, water management, or environmental health.

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies or Health Science can apply the majority of their credits towards this degree. Students should contact the Environmental Studies or Health Science Program Directors for more information.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills that represent competence and professionalism in the environmental science field;
  2. Apply knowledge of computer applications including basic word processing, Excel spreadsheets, internet and e-mail, as well as software related to the environmental discipline;
  3. Perform mathematics related to the field of study including applied statistics;
  4. Exemplify competence as skilled, entry-level environmental technicians;
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge of human systems and their interaction with global systems;
  6. Apply basic environmental monitoring skills in the field and laboratory; and
  7. Work with others as part of a multi-disciplinary team to resolve environmental issues.

Curriculum

Associate in Environmental Studies

General Education Core - 25 Credits

ENG 101

English Composition

3

ENG 1XX

Writing Competency (WR)

3

COM 1XX

Communications Competency (COM)

3

CAP 1XX

Computer Literacy Competency (CL)

3

MATH 1XX

Math Competency (MATH)

3

PSY 112

Introduction to Psychology (SS)

3

BIO 121

General Biology (SCI)

4

ENV 110

Environmental Ethics (E/P)

3

Non-major Core Requirements - 3 Credits

ASD 120

The College Experience OR

3

 

General Education Elective

 

Environmental Studies Major Core Requirements - 21 Credits

Freshman Year

ENV 103

Introduction to Environmental Science

4

CHEM 110

General Chemistry I

4

STAT 167

Principles of Statistics

3

Sophomore Year

CHEM 111

General Chemistry II

4

ENV 120

Environmental Law and Regulations

3

ENV 299

Environmental Studies Internship

3

Electives - 12 - 13 Credits

ENV 1XX

Elective

3

ENV 2XX

Electives

6

OPEN

Open Elective

3-4

Total Credits in the Program

61-62