Environmental Science AS-T Degree

The Environmental Science Associate in Science for Transfer Degree, also called Environmental AS-T Degree, is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status to a California State University (CSU) campus in a program or major in Environmental Science for completion of a baccalaureate degree. The program focuses on science methodology and applied analysis to study natural and human environments from an interdisciplinary perspective. The curriculum builds on natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, and physics), integrated social and applied science (economics, geography, and bioregional studies), and mathematics (including calculus and statistics).

This Environmental Science AS-T degree requires students to meet both of the following requirements:

1.  Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

•    The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-B).

•    A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis. All courses in the major or area of emphasis must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

2.  Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

The Environmental Science AS-T Degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of IGETC for STEM and 41 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Units for the major may be double counted for IGETC for STEM only (not CSU GE). The IGETC for STEM requires a student to complete their general education pattern by taking an additional 6 units after transfer. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.

Course Code Title Units
Required CoreUnits
BI 005Molecular and Cell Biology5
CH 001AGeneral Chemistry I5
CH 001BGeneral Chemistry II5
ECON 002Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 014Statistical Methods4
MATH 001ACalculus4
G 001Physical Geology4
or GEOG 001
Physical Geography
and Physical Geography Lab
G 022Introduction to Environmental Sciences3
or NR 001 Conservation of Natural Resources
PH 002A
PH 002B
College Physics I
and College Physics II
or PH 003A
PH 003B
Engineering Physics
and Engineering Physics
Required Subtotal41
IGETC for STEM 131
Transferable electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units 2

 Units for the major may be double counted for IGETC for STEM only (not CSU GE), confer with Counselor.


 Elective units to reach 60 unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).