Sep 21, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Environmental Science & Natural Resources A.S.


If you are a full-time student taking 15 hours per semester and follow this degree map, you can complete this associate degree in two years.  See an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for the Associate in Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1224 - Introduction to Biology for Majors (L)  
A grade of ‘C’ or better is needed to progress into other BIOL courses.  Must take BIOL 1224 in first semester to graduate in two years.
4
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A)  
A grade of ‘C’ or better is needed to progress into CHEM and PHYS courses.
3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteeer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1604 - Zoology (L)   4
CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I (L)  
Grade of ‘C’ or better is needed to progress into other CHEM courses.
5
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1404 - General Botany (L)  or GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)   4
CHEM 1415 - General Chemistry II (L)   5
MATH 2193 - Elementary Statistics   3
Humanities General Education Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for a course list. 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestone

  • Consult with an academic advisor to complete a Petiton for Computer Proficiency.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1404 - General Botany (L)  or GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)   4
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  or BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology   3
ECON 2023 - Principles of Microeconomics (S)   3
Humanities General Education Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for a course list. 3
Controlled Electives.  Select course after consulting with an academic advisor and consider taking a course that will transfer to the college/university you plan to attend.  Recommended courses:
MATH 1613 - Precalculus II (A)  
PHYS 1114 - General Physics I (L)  
GIS 2344 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  
3-4
Total Credit Hours 16-17

Milestone

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.

Transfer Information

This degree may transfer to several universities and multiple programs within those universities. You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.