About the CCPS Associate of Science in Environmental Policy and Regulations

The Environmental Studies majors are designed to prepare students for careers in Environmental Management as either regulatory agents in military or civilian regulatory agencies, or as compliance officers in businesses, public schools, hospitals. Graduates may also pursue careers in environmental consulting firms and not-for-profit environmental organizations. Both the B.S. and A.S. degrees are grounded in the basic sciences to ensure a solid foundation for the applied discipline of environmental management.

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Associate of Science in Environmental Policy and Regulations

The Associate of Science in Environmental Policy and Regulations requires a minimum of 24 credit hours.

Students are strongly encouraged to include business administration, environmental science, and/or science electives in their free elective hours. 

One ENVR - Elective, 3 hrs.

BIOL 102: General Biology
4 credit hours

This course will provide students with an overview of biology from cellular structure to classification of organisms. This course will also introduce basic ecological principles.

BIOL 106: Conservation Theory and Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 102.  
A study of our natural resources, current status, future prospects, development of the past compared to present practices. A review of outstanding conservationists and their ideas.

PHYS 200: Environmental Geoscience
4 credit hours

A study of the interrelationship between humans and the physical environment. The course will focus on natural resources, soils, hydrology and water supplies, erosional processes, karst landscapes, land use planning and geologic map interpretation. Includes laboratory. Field work required.

ENVR 220: Introduction to Environmental Issues
3 credit hours

An introductory approach to the factual and ethical views regarding current and future environments designed to familiarize students with various frameworks and choices. Course explores several contemporary approaches to environmental ethics and representative theoretical problems.

CHEM 107: General Chemistry I
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: MATH 109. Development of the modern concepts dealing with the behavior of matter, kinetic theory, atomic theory, chemical bonding and periodic classification. Three lectures and one laboratory period. Held only on Springfield campus and St. Robert campus.

MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics
3 credit hours

It is strongly recommended that students have completed one year of high school algebra in order to be successful in this course. A course to acquaint the student with the basic ideas and language of statistics including such topics such as descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic experimental design, elementary probability, binomial and normal distributions, estimation and test of hypotheses, and analysis of variance.