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2020-2021 College Catalog 
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Environmental Science, A.S.

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Associate in Science
HEGIS #5499
Chairperson: Peter A. Schaefer
Science Center, Suite 319, (518) 629-7453

We are faced with unprecedented global changes in the years ahead: meeting our energy needs in a clean and safe manner, reducing, reusing and disposing of our wastes, developing more effective agricultural practices - the list is endless. With this reality in mind Hudson Valley has taken the initiative to develop an environmental major designed to prepare students to continue their studies in the field of environmental science/studies and ultimately pursue a related career.

Required course work includes both physical and social sciences and additional elective courses to explore the many aspects of environmental issues. The major features two four-credit courses formulated to integrate theoretical concepts, policy analysis and laboratory experience. Transfer agreements are updated regularly.

Hudson Valley Community College cooperates with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Ranger School Campus (ESF) by offering a special 1+1 program. Students interested in this special Forest Technology program should enroll in the Environmental Science program for their first year of study and then transfer to ESF for the second year of the 1+1 program.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra, geometry and algebra II or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring   80 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $615.

Total Credits Required: 60

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

(1) Math Elective Credits: 4

Any 4 credit math course, MATH 150  or above

(2) Restricted Lab Science Elective Credits: 4

Restricted Lab Science electives – Recommended courses:

(3) Social Science Elective Credits: 3

Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Social Science” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Science” course.

(4) Restricted Electives Credits: 6

Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, 2 of the following General Education categories must be satisfied: AH, AR, WC, OC or FL.

Total Credits Required: 60

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 15

Term Total: 16

Third Term

Term Total: 15

Fourth Term

Term Total: 14

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