The Environmental Science program is designed to prepare students for a career within the field of environmental science. Students graduating from our two-year program will be immediately qualified for some related employment opportunities, including entry-level positions with local parks and recreation departments, local utilities and field technician/monitoring positions.
Other careers in environmental science include positions as ecologists, environmental chemists, soil scientists, hydrologists, climatologists, environmental microbiologists, data collection/sampling/monitoring/field technician positions, wildlife biologists, public health officials and many others. Most of these positions require a four-year degree. Our program is designed to transfer smoothly to area institutions offering four-year degrees in environmental science and other closely related fields.
For more information about the Environmental Science program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/environmental.
Location: Ankeny, Boone, Urban
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Satisfy the assessment requirement.
- Attend any required information/registration session.
- Complete one year of high school chemistry, or CHM 122, with a grade of “C” or better.
- Complete one year of high school biology, or BIO 156 or BIO 104, with a grade of “C” or better.
- Complete two years of high school algebra, or MAT 073, with a grade of “C” or better.
Students start any semester.
To earn an Environmental Science AA degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.