Life Sciences/Environmental Science Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Life Sciences (Environmental Science Transfer)

Credits required 63/68

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Robert Rak, Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Technology, robert.rak@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: AS

Concentration Code: LFES

Program Goals Statement

This program meets the requirements of the MassTransfer policy. Community college students who graduate from the Environmental Science program receive the benefit of full transfer and applicability of credit, guaranteed admission, and a tuition discount at any Massachusetts state college or university. Each benefit is based on the student’s final grade point average.

Program Information

  • Get started on math courses immediately, particularly if you need developmental work. Choose electives with the help of the program director.

After BCC

  • BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Degree Requirements

General Courses

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

BIO 122Fundamentals of Biological Science II

4 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry II

4 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

SCI 112Principles of Ecology

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:30

Choose one of the following

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose two of the following

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-9

Choose one of the following

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses – Choose one Multicultural Perspective elective from the following

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

HST 252African-American History

3 credits

HST 259History of North American Indian Peoples

3 credits

HST 265Immigration and Ethnicity in American History

3 credits

ENG 217Writings from the Margins of Contemporary American Literature

3 credits

ENG 257Contemporary African-American Women'sWriting

3 credits

ENG 259Native American Novels

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one Technical Literacy elective from the following

CIS 110Basic Computing Skills

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

-Waived for students who have successfully completed two (2) online courses

Choose two Behavioral/Social Science electives from the following

SSC 217Technology and Society

3 credits

SSC 101Introduction to Geography

3 credits

GVT 111U.S. Government

3 credits

ECN 111Principles of Economics-Macro

3 credits

ECN 112Principles of Economics-Micro

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Program Electives - Choose three of the following

BIO 129Field Biology

4 credits

BIO 130The Biology and Behavior of Birds

4 credits

BIO 232Marine Biology

4 credits

BIO 239Elements of Microbiology

4 credits

CHM 120Environmental Chemistry

4 credits

EGR 141Introduction to Environment

3 credits

EGR 245Hazardous Waste/Waste Management

4 credits

GLG 101Introduction to Physical Geology

4 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

PHY 102Technical Physics II

4 credits

SCI 119Coastal Science

4 credits

SCI 240Introduction to Oceanography

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:11-12

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

History Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

BIO 122Fundamentals of Biological Science II

4 credits

CHM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry II

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

Mathematics Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

SCI 112Principles of Ecology

4 credits

Program elective 1 or 2

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Program elective 1 or 2

3 credits

Other Electives

3 credits

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