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AAS-T Environmental Conservation

Transfers to: CWU-Information Technology and Administrative Management, City University, The Evergreen State College, University of Washington: College of the Environment, College of Forest Resources, Western Washington University–Fairhaven College, and University of Idaho–College of Natural Resources.

Purpose

This degree is intended to prepare students for a bachelor's degree program at the institutions listed above. Other college and university degree programs will accept some of the Environmental Conservation credits in SVC's AAS‑T Environmental Conservation degree. Students seeking transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS‑T in Environmental Conservation are urged to consider the AA-DTA direct transfer degree.

Although this degree will be granted to SVC students completing a 2.0 GPA, entry into a baccalaureate program at a college or university will generally require a higher GPA for admission. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed; it is important to perform your best in all SVC college classes. Seeking out an advisor/counselor early in your studies is highly recommended.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or above with a grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to graduate from SVC with an AAS‑T Environmental Conversation degree. Credits must satisfy course requirements listed below.

Notes: Common course numbers are in boldface italics. The University of Washington College of the Environment, College of Forest Resources and the University of Idaho- College of Natural Resources require additional courses or course sequences; these are designated with an *.

1. Communication Skills (15 cr.)

  • English 101 (5 cr.)
  • English 230 or 104 (5 cr.)
  • Communication Studies CMST 210 or 220 (5 cr.)

2. Quantitative Skills (5-25 cr.)

  • Mathematics 141*, 142*, 146, 151*, 152*

3. Physical Education (2 cr.)

  • Physical Education 200 (2 cr.)

4. Integrative Learning Experiences

Integrative learning experiences include Learning Communities and Integrative Experiences.

A Learning Community (LC) is the integrated combination of two or more courses from different areas of inquiry (e.g. sociology and literature, or physics and math, or speech and economics, or composition and philosophy). Learning Communities are indicated in the course schedule.

Integrative Experiences (IEs) are curricular or co-curricular experiences designed by faculty in which students demonstrate their ability to integrate information, concepts, analytical frameworks, and skills from two or more areas of inquiry in a purposeful project or experience. Integrative Experiences that are classes are indicated in the course schedule; co-curricular IEs are indicated in promotion and advising for the experience or project.

NOTE: Learning Communities specifically designed for this degree may be offered; consult your advisor for information. One Learning Community or Integrative Experience is required.

5. Diversity Requirement

At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. Students should use the SVC online quarterly class schedule search or consult their faculty advisor or counselor to identify courses that fulfill this requirement.

6. Required Environmental Conservation Courses (59 cr.)

  • Environmental Conservation 101, 102, 104, 112, 122, 123, 140, 201, 202, 210, 211, 220, 221, 222

7. Required Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Courses (9 cr.)

  • Geographic Information Systems 101, 105, 106

8. Distribution Requirements (5 cr.)

Select credits from three areas of study: Natural World, Culture and Arts. These courses may also satisfy Interdisciplinary and Skills Designated course requirements.

9. Science Course Requirements (5-30 cr.)

  • Environmental Science 101
  • Biology 211*, 212*, 213*
  • Chemistry 121*, 131*

10. Environmental Conservation Elective (5 cr.)

  • Environmental Conservation 130, 231, 232, 245

11. Cooperative Education (6 cr.)

  • Environmental Conservation 199