Aug 13, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog

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


If you are a full-time student 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
ECON 2023 - Principles of Microeconomics (S)   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

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • 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

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office 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.
  • 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)   4
CHEM 1415 - General Chemistry II (L)   5
Controlled Elective.  Studenst should take courses that will transfer to the college/university they plan to attend.
GIS 2343 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems   (may be taken as GEOG 2343)
MATH 1613 - Precalculus II (A)  
PHYS 1114 - General Physics I (L)  
3-4
General Education Humanities Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for a course list. 3
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Milestone

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • 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 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  or BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology   3
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)   4
General Education Humanities Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for a course list. 3
MATH 2193 - Elementary Statistics   3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestone

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

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.