Environmental Science (AST1)

Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information. 

This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Environmental Science. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
Subtotal5
Quantitative Skills
MATH&151CALCULUS I5
MATH&152CALCULUS II5
Subtotal10
Health & Physical Education
Course Options3
Subtotal3
Humanities & Social Sciences
ENVS 231ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS5
or POLS 231 ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
Humanities List A5
Humanities or Social Sciences5
Subtotal15
Pre-Major Program Requirements
BIOL&221MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION5
BIOL&222MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR5
BIOL&223MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS5
CHEM&141GENERAL CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM&142GENERAL CHEMISTRY II4
CHEM&143GENERAL CHEMISTRY III4
CHEM&151GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I1
CHEM&152GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II1
CHEM&153GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III2
Program Requirements
MATH&146INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS5
ENGL&102ENGLISH COMPOSITION II5
ENVS&101INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE5
ENVS 221ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: PROBLEM SOLVING5
Select one from the following:5
INTRO TO GEOL II: EARTH'S SURFACE PROCESSES (5 credits/units)
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
and ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB I (5 credits/units)
Total Credits/Units89
Suggested Electives
Select one from the following:5
INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (5 credits/units)
ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
and ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB II (5 credits/units)
PHYS&243
PHYS&233
ENGINEERING PHYSICS III
and ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB III
5
SURV 125INTRODUCTION TO GIS3

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills.(GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Apply scientific methodologies to develop and answer questions about the natural world.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change and the definite integral as a limit of a sum.
  • Analyze and solve multi-step problems using techniques through single-variable calculus.
  • Acquire scientific information from appropriate sources to analyze issues, claims or situations.