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Environmental Studies
Associate in Arts


The Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in Environmental Studies is intended for students who plan a career in an environmental field in areas such as environmental policy and law, urban planning, environmental ethics, and environmental advocacy.

Program Outcomes:

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-13 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 100 Survey of Biology (S) 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENVS& 100 Survey of Env Science (S) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Elective 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry (S) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Fall Quarter, Second Year

GEOL& 101 Intro Physical Geology (S) 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (M) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

HLTH 130 Health & Wellness (HF) 3
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Electives 7
  Total Credits


Spring Quarter, Second Year

Electives 10
Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Recommend choosing one from the following:

Select three Social Science distribution classes, one class from each of the following disciplines:

ANTH& 100, OR 206, OR 225 (SS) OR GEOG& 200 (D)(SS) 5
ECON& 201 (SS) OR ECON& 202 (SS) 5
POLS& 101 OR POLS& 202 (SS) 5

Select Humanities distribution classes from the following:

SPEE 110 Prin of Speech Communication (H) 5
PHIL& 101 Intro to Philosophy (H) 5
plus five (5) credits of foreign language or other (H)  

Additional Science classes are recommended for electives:  BIOL& 221, 222, 223 (S); BOTA 113, 150 (S); GEOG 201 (S), and GEOL 108, 208 (S)

Check for specific prerequisites at transfer institutions.

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.
(Updated 2013)