Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Environmental Science

Associate in Science Science, Engineering and Mathematics - Engineering and Physical Sciences

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
ENV-105 Environmental Science/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Prerequisites: MAT-093, RDG-095, and ENG-095 or ELL-103 or placement

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and RDG-095, ELL-103 or placement

GenEd-CCC Community & Cultural Contexts
(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

Choose one course from Community and Cultural Contexts Menu

MAT-197 Pre-Calculus
MAT-281 Calculus I
4

Prerequisites for MAT-197: MAT-194 with a grade of C or better

Prerequisites for MAT-281: MAT-197 with a grade of C or better

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
ENG-112 College Writing II
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

MAT-181 Statistics
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098

BIO-195 General Biology I/Lab
4

ENG-095, RDG-095 or ELL-103 or ESL-098 and MAT-194

GenEd-E General Education Elective
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

General Education Elective

  • ENV-111 Survey of Renewable Energy or
  • ENV-113 Introduction to Oceanography/Lab or
  • ENV-115 Earth Science/Lab or
  • ENV-120 Tropical Field Studies (ENV-120 is a study abroad course in a tropical country.)

Will satisfy the General Education elective requirement.

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
BIO-196 General Biology II/Lab
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: BIO-195

ECO-220 Environmental Economics
ENV-222 Environmental Policy, Law, and Management
3

Prerequisites for ECO-220: ENV-105 or ECO-201 or ECO-202 or permission of instructor
Prerequisites for ENV-222:  ENV-105 or PSC-101 or permission of instructor

CHM-201 General Chemistry I/Lab
4

MAT197 with a minimum grade of C+ or MAT-281 as a corequisite, and ENG-111

Prerequisite: MAT-197 with a minimum grade of C+ or MAT-281 as a corequisite, and pre/co req: ENG-111

PHY-201 General Physics/Lab
PHY-251 College Physics I/Lab
4
  • Prerequisites for PHY-201: MAT-197
  • Prerequisites for PHY-251: MAT-281
Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
Elective Option Elective
4

Option Elective

  • BIO-210 Population Ecology/Lab
  • ENV-211 Environmental Microbiology/Lab
  • ENV-250 Global Environmental Change
  • MAT-281 Calculus I, (see semester advising note)
  • PHY-202 General Physics II/Lab
  • PHY-252 College Physics II/Lab
Elective Option Elective
4

Option Electives

  • BIO-210 Population Ecology/Lab
  • ENV-211 Environmental Microbiology/Lab
  • ENV-250 Global Environmental Change
  • MAT-281 Calculus I, (see semester advising note)
  • PHY-202 General Physics II/Lab
  • PHY-252 College Physics II/Lab
CHM-202 General Chemistry II/Lab
4

Prerequisite: CHM-201 with a minimum grade of C or better.

GIS-224 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Prerequisite: MAT-181 or MAT-197 or placement.

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: July 20, 2021
Approved for the 2021-2023 College Catalog

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Identify, define, and explore the major concepts of environment processes, problems, and solutions 
  • Investigate a variety of scientific methods and techniques to study the environment
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills about environmental findings
  • Analyze the cultural, ethical, economic, and government policy aspects of current and emerging environmental concerns

Career Outlook

Students majoring in Environmental Science prepare for a variety of entry-level careers in the private, public and non-profit sector involving resource conservation and sustainability. Entry-level careers include environmental monitors, assistants, and technicians.  

This program will allow students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to seek a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or environmental studies. A bachelor’s or graduate degree is required for professional positions in education, outreach, environmental planning, environmental conservation, natural resource management, environmental consulting, environmental monitoring, environmental engineering, hazardous materials, and occupational health and safety.    

Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, are expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists

Link to Bureau of Labor Statistics
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm