Environmental Science, A.S.-T

An A.S.-T in Environmental Science for Transfer fulfills the requirements for transferring to a California State University as an Environmental Science major. The courses in the A.S.-T in Environmental Science for Transfer degree provide the requisite background in math and science that are necessary for pursing a Bachelor’s degree and career in Environmental Science.

AS.ENVS.OPTBAST or AS.ENVS.OPTCAST

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Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.

CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
CHEM-101 General Chemistry I 5
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
COMM-104 Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument) 3
CHEM-102 General Chemistry II 5
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
 Units15
Summer 1
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
DAN-100 History and Appreciation of Dance 3
 Units6
Fall Semester 2
ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BIOL-150 General Biology I 4
HIST-112
U.S. History Since 1865
or Introduction to American Government and Politics
3
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
 Units14
Spring Semester 2
GEOL-100 Physical Geology 4
PHY-202 Electricity and Magnetism 4
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context  
Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  
Ethnic Politics in America  
Select One  
SPAN-101
Elementary Spanish I
or Elementary French I
or American Sign Language I
4
 Units15
 Total Units66

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

Language Requirement: Some CSU's require the equivalency of an intermediate language proficiency for graduation. Please see a counselor for more detail regarding specific CSU major and graduation requirements. 

UC: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
CHEM-101 General Chemistry I 5
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
CHEM-102 General Chemistry II 5
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
 Units15
Summer 1
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
 Units3
Fall Semester 2
GEOL-100 Physical Geology 4
BIOL-150 General Biology I 4
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
Select One  
SPAN-101
Elementary Spanish I
or Elementary French I
or American Sign Language I
4
PHY-202 Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
DAN-100 History and Appreciation of Dance 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units17
 Total Units66

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language IFREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement. 

 UC Assist Note: No credit for ENVS-100/ENVS-100H if taken after ENVS-101/ENVS-101H.

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
Select one of two options:
Option 1
BIOL-150General Biology I4
or BIOL-150H Honors General Biology I
BIOL-151General Biology II4
or BIOL-151H Honors General Biology II
CHEM-101General Chemistry I5
Option 2
BIOL-150General Biology I4
or BIOL-150H Honors General Biology I
CHEM-101General Chemistry I5
CHEM-102General Chemistry II5
List A
Select from the following:13-14
Environmental Science
Honors Environmental Science
Physical Geology
Physical Geography
Physical Geography Lab
Introduction to Statistics
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Calculus for Social Science and Business
List B: Select two or three
Select two or three of the following:7-11
Principles of Microeconomics
Honors Principles of Microeconomics
Mechanics and Wave Motion
Electricity and Magnetism
Honors Electricity and Magnetism
Total Units37-39

Total Units for A.S.-T Degree: 60 units  

Course Title Credits
Units for Major37-39
CSU General Education for STEM or IGETC for STEM31-33
Possible double counting: 12 (CSU GE) /15 (IGETC GE)
Transferable Electives (as need to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

The STEM General Education for a STEM Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can only be applied to the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science ADT Degrees.

The overall requirements for an approved STEM Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.
  • Completion of California State University General Education Breadth for STEM (CSUGE) requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum for STEM requirements (IGETC).
    • CSUGE Breadth for STEM (33 units):  Students are to complete all CSUGE requirements. However, the CSUGE for STEM requires 6 semester units/9 quarter units from AREA C by selecting one course from C1 and one course from C2; 3 semester units/ 4 quarter units from AREA D by selecting one course; and 3 semester units/ 4 quarter units from AREA F by selecting one course. 
    • IGETC for STEM (31 units):  Students are to complete all IGETC requirements. However, the IGETC for STEM requires  6 semester units/9 quarter units from AREA 3 by selecting one course from 3A and one course from 3B. Students are also to complete 6 semester units/9 quarter units from AREA 4 by selecting two courses from two different disciplines.
  • Students are to confirm that the CSU or UC major/program or college they are applying to accepts partial CSUGE and IGETC certification. Although CSUGE and IGETC for STEM is an option, it is important that students prioritize completing major-preparation courses for the specific campuses and programs students are considering. 
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a Counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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