Transfer Bachelor in Natural, Earth, and Environmental Sciences

South Puget Sound Community College

Program Description

Transfer Bachelor in Natural, Earth, and Environmental Sciences

South Puget Sound Community College

The Associate in Science-Transfer is designed for persons interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to study science or engineering. Students who successfully complete degree requirements and elective courses recommended for their specific area of study will transfer to many four-year degree programs with junior standing. Compared to the Associate of Arts Degree, this degree delays some general education distribution credits until the junior or senior year in order to make room in the transfer degree for required freshman and sophomore-level science sequences. AS-T Track 1 focuses on chemistry, biology, environmental and natural resource sciences and geology and earth sciences.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

General education introduces students to the content and methodology of the major areas of knowledge – communication, the humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences, mathematics and the social sciences – and helps them develop the intellectual skills that will make them more effective life-long learners. The College’s general education program is intended to meet the transfer requirements of four-year colleges and universities as outlined in the Intercollegiate Relations Commission Handbook. South Puget Sound Community College prepares recipients of the Associate in Science-Transfer Degree to:

  • Communicate effectively.
  • Think logically and critically.
  • Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data.
  • Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world.
  • Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Based on placement testing, students enrolling in this program may need to complete basic skills and/or pre-college English and math. The college strongly encourages students to enroll in basic skills and pre-college courses at the beginning of their education. Often, pre-college courses are prerequisites for college-level courses that are necessary for graduation.

All students required to complete precollege Math or English coursework must complete ESS 101: Navigation of College Resources (2 credits) within their first two quarters of attendance.

In planning this degree, students need to work closely with their advisor and the transfer institution so that the science credits within the degree create a seamless passage to the transfer institution. Although the Associate in Science-Transfer Degree transfers to four-year colleges and universities in Washington State, it may not meet specific department requirements.

A minimum of 90 credits is required, meeting the distribution in the table below. All courses taken must be at college level (numbered 100 or above), with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above. Of the 90 credits required for the degree, 85 must be from the General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts & Science – Direct Transfer Agreement. A class can only count once toward General Education requirements. For example, IIS 125 will satisfy either HUMANITIES or SOCIAL SCIENCE course requirements, but not both. A maximum of 5 credits in performance/skills courses may be applied to the humanities distribution requirement.

DIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

South Puget Sound Community College requires all new students seeking an Associate Degree to complete a “diversity” course which meets the college criteria for listing as a diversity course and has been approved for such listing by the college Instructional Council prior to the student enrolling in the class.

OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

South Puget Sound Community College’s equal opportunity policy prohibits discrimination in our services and in employment against any person on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental disability except in the case of a bona fide occupation qualification. South Puget Sound Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Environmental Science

Environmental Science emphasizes the scientific relationship of humans and our natural world. You'll learn more about some of the most pressing issues of our time, including population growth and climate change, and problems such as the loss of biodiversity and environmental damage. At SPSCC, you'll enjoy small lectures and labs with faculty who are passionate about teaching.

Geology

Geologists are earth scientists who focus on the materials and processes of our world. You'll gain a wealth of knowledge about some of the most crucial issues of our time, including natural disasters, soil conservation, climate change, and water supply. At SPSCC, you'll enjoy small lectures and labs with faculty who are passionate about teaching. You'll have more hands-on experience than in comparable classes at many 4-year schools.

Botany

Botany studies the essential relationship between human life and growing plant life. It's a broad field that includes ecology, field study, plant structure and patterns, and experimentation. Botanical research can help increase knowledge of conservation, public health, and environmental protection.

At SPSCC, you'll enjoy small lectures and labs with faculty who are passionate about teaching.

Earth Science

Earth sciences help us to understand our planet and, in turn, how this understanding connects to human lives. You'll learn about some of the most pressing issues of our time, including climate change, natural catastrophes, and environmental problems such as the loss of biodiversity and deforestation.

At SPSCC, you'll enjoy small lectures and labs with faculty who are passionate about teaching.

Science

Test, question, discover, and work collaboratively. Science classes at SPSCC offer small lectures and laboratories, all with faculty who are excited about teaching. Our students use more equipment, perform more dissections, and qork with more projects than many classes at 4-year institutions. They have a number of opportunities to be active and involved, whether it's participating in our active student science club, meeting other students at the Science Study Room, working in a cooperative internship, or creating an indipendent study project.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
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