Environmental Science

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Provides students with the knowledge needed for entry-level employment opportunities in the environmental science field.
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies: Issues in Sustainability
  • 9 credits of BIO, CHE, GEO or SCI
  • 2 of the following: Ecology, Natural History or Freshwater Ecology
Curriculum documents

What’s next

Work in an entry level position in the environmental science field or transfer to the Environmental Science program and pursue an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts degree and transfer to a Baccalaureate program.

The Environmental Science program is a certificate that “stacks” into a GCC degree program. Depending on course selection, once you earn this certificate you’re already halfway to earning one of the following degrees:

These certificates are a great way to gain a valuable credential and increase your earning power and career potential, all while building a solid foundation for seamless transfer into one of our associate degree programs. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes to put you on track for an associate degree!

Learn more about our degree and certificate and degree pathways »

Gainful employment disclosure

The US Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” At GCC this includes our career-ready certificate programs. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; on time completion rate; and for programs with a minimum number of graduates in the most recent academic year: the number of students who completed the program, the number of students who complete the program on time, and the median federal and private loan debt incurred by graduates.

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