Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.S.-T Degree
The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students entrance into a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Environmental Sciences. The primary focus of the AS-T degree is completion of the necessary math and science requirements for junior standing at Washington state baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer. Environmental Science is excellent major for graduate studies in Science, Social Sciences, Public Policy, Education, Business and Law.
Environmental Sciences — What is it?
Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary study of the natural world and the complexity of environmental problems that impact the quality of life. Environmental Scientists apply scientific knowledge to solve environmental problems and provide solutions to protect, preserve and sustain the natural environment.
Areas of study in Environmental Sciences:
Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Oceanography, Landscape Ecology, Climate Change, Biometrics, Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment, Ethics, Environmental Toxicology, Air and Water Quality, Population and Resources, Urbanization and Conservation.
Career Opportunities —What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree Environmental Sciences?
Environmental Scientists develop strong scientific, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills to work in careers such as environmental scientists, wildlife biologists, fish and marine biologists, safety and health inspectors, ecologists, urban planners, consultants, policy makers and educators.
Potential employers include:
Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Services, Local, State and Federal Agencies, Consulting Firms, Water and Waste Management Companies, National Forest Service, Law Firms, Urban Planning Councils, Colleges and Universities and Non-Profit Organizations. For more, please visit Career Counseling.
Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?
The AS-T makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. with junior standing. An Associate Degree from Shoreline makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. Please visit our transfer agreements page for a list of those options. For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.