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Environmental Science

Study the effects of natural processes and their interactions with the physical world in this two-year associate program intended to ready you for a transfer to a four-year instituion.

The Direct Transfer Agreement degree prepares students for upper division study in the areas of biological sciences, environmental/resource sciences, chemistry, geology and earth science. 

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What You’ll Learn

  • Communicate using graphical, oral, and written methods
  • Apply the scientific method to address environmental problems
  • Evaluate scientific information
  • Use scientific equipment in laboratory and field settings
  • Take a multidisciplinary approach to interpret environmental problems with consideration to stakeholders
  • Apply systems thinking to environmental problems and natural resource management

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements worksheet for the AA-DTA degree and work with your advisor to make sure you take the right classes to prepare to transfer in Environmental Science. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 92

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 222
Majors Cell/Molecular: w/Lab
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
Choose 1 course from:
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
GUID 105
Student Success
2
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
Choose 1 course from:
BIOL& 221
Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab
5
BIOL& 223
Majors Organismal Phys: w/Lab
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose 1 course from:
BIOL& 221
Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab
5
BIOL& 223
Majors Organismal Phys: w/Lab
5
Choose 1 course from:
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics
5
POLS& 101
Intro to Political Science
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
PE 188
Basic Fitness I
2
Choose 1 course from:
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
HUM& 101
Introduction to Humanities
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
Total Credits
 
17

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 210
Indigenous Peoples of North America
5
GEOG& 100
Introduction to Geography
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter. To see the requirements for this degree, click here, then scroll down to Associate in Biology, Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP)

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,367
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,512
  • International

    $
    21,284
  • Books

    $
    1,863
  • Course Fees

    $
    114
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,528

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Vicki Moore
    Vicki Moore
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Scott Rollins
    Scott Rollins
    Biology
    A.S., North Idaho College; B.S., M.S., Portland State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University
    Scott.Rollins@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3665

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Scott Rollins

Faculty
Scott.Rollins@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3662
Building 28, room 110

Vicki Moore

Pathways Specialist
Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150
Building 28, room 115