As an Environmental Science student, you will experience a broad and dynamic field that unites a number of disciplines so you can understand the biologic, hydrologic, geologic, and atmospheric components of the Earth and the role of human beings on the Earth. In addition, an information explosion has occurred in Environmental Science that will provide you with opportunities in many facets of the field. With a curriculum that parallels the first two years of most four-year programs, NCC can provide you will the foundational knowledge and skills in this expanding area of science in preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university program.
NCC's program can be customized to prepare you for the range of majors and fields that are based in the environment, including laboratory sciences, wildlife conservation, resource management, environmental law, human ecology, and more. By working closely with an advisor, you can choose the right electives, and stay on track with the requirements of the transfer college of your choice.
Northampton has close articulation agreements with a variety of colleges; these agreements will enable you to transfer from NCC to the four-year institution you select. You will receive close advising, and, based on your performance, you are assured easy transfer of your credits. Students graduating from NCC often transfer to baccalaureate institutions such as East Stroudsburg University, Cedar Crest College, and the State University of New York-College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry.
Successful students in this program have taken sufficient math and chemistry in high school. Students who come to NCC without these previous experiences, can take courses to prepare for the more advanced math and science required in the program. We recommend that you take the necessary preparatory classes prior to, or during your first semester.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:
Associate in Science Degree
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits|
|BIOS 107||Biology I||4|
|ENGL 101C||English I||3|
Elective (QL) +
Concepts Elective (QL) +
|BIOS 150||Biology II||4|
|ENGL 151C||English II||3|
Elective (QL) +
|BIOS 206||General Ecology||4|
|CHEM 201G||Organic Chemistry||4|
|BIOS 210||Enivronmental Biology||4|
|CHEM 251||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|Total Credits: 61-64|