Degrees and Certificates
Why Choose This Program
This program is pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission. Please contact us if you are interested in this program.
Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary academic field of study that deals with the interactions of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the ecosystems. It involves a wide range of transferable skills that are useful in the job market.
The field of environmental science educates us on how to conserve the ecosystem where we obtain natural resources. This field prepares you to tackle challenges of environmental issues. A degree in Environmental Science prepares you to obtain a job in a variety of settings from research to clinical labs.
SCTCC offers an AS Degree in Environmental Science that provides an excellent foundation and the skills to prepare students for a four-year degree. The program provides an understanding of natural resource and the human impact on ecological processes. The Environmental Science Degree (AS) is transferable to the Environmental Studies program via an articulation agreement with St. Cloud State University and Bemidji State University.
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Digital technologies
- Innovative thinking
- Commercial awareness
- Observation skills
The following are the five main career fields in Environmental Science
- Environmental risk assessment manager
- Environmental scientists and specialists, including health
- Environmental science teachers
- Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist
- Environmental consultant
- Environmental Planner
- Research analyst in environmental science
- Energy analyst
- Agricultural Engineer
- Energy analyst
- Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors
- Environmental engineering technicians
Environmental Lawyer: responsible for using law to find justice for the environment, people, organisms, or wildlife.
- Marine Biologist
- Wild life Biologists
The associate’s degree in Environmental Science fully transfers to a bachelor’s degree program at St. Cloud State University and Bemidji State University.
Environmental Science Instructor
Cell: (816) 288-9521
Clubs & Organizations
Environmental Science Club