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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science, AA

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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

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. Complete one year of high school chemistry, or CHM 122 , with a grade of “C” or better.
  5. Complete one year of high school biology, or BIO 156  or BIO 104 , with a grade of “C” or better.
  6. Complete two years of high school algebra, or MAT 073 , with a grade of “C” or better.

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Environmental Science AA degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Courses

Semester 3

Semester 4

Total Credits Required to Complete this AA Degree - 64


* Students are encouraged to take some of the courses marked with an * during the Summer terms, to lighten their load in the Fall and Spring semesters. But, students are cautioned not to take too many credits in the Summer, causing them to fall below the minimum credits needed in Fall and Spring semesters for financial aid purposes.

One of the Social & Behavioral Sciences or Humanities courses must meet the Diversity Requirement. See the AA  catalog for a list of appropriate course options.

Each Social & Behavioral Science course must be from a distinct discipline (different acronyms).

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