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  Nov 24, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog SVC 
2017-2018 Catalog SVC

Environmental Conservation, AAS-T

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Transfers to: CWU-Information Technology and Administrative Management, City University, The Evergreen State College, University of Washington: College of the Environment, College of Forest Resources, Western Washington University-Fairhaven College, and University of Idaho-College of Natural Resources.


This degree is intended to prepare students for a bachelor’s degree program at the institutions listed above. Other college and university degree programs will accept some of the Environmental Conservation credits in SVC’s AAS‑T Environmental Conservation degree. Students seeking transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS‑T in Environmental Conservation are urged to consider the AADTA direct transfer degree.

Although this degree will be granted to SVC students completing a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, entry into a baccalaureate program at a college or university will generally require a higher GPA for admission. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed; it is important to perform your best in all SVC college classes. Seeking out an advisor/counselor early in your studies is highly recommended.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in transferable courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to graduate from SVC with an AAS-T Environmental Conversation degree. At least 25 college-level credits must be earned at SVC. Credits must satisfy course requirements listed below.


1) courses with an ampersand (&) are Common Course Numbering courses. 2) The University of Washington College of the Environment, College of Forest Resources and the University of Idaho-College of Natural Resources require additional courses or course sequences - these are designated with an *.

1. First Quarter Experience (2 cr.)


º or ENGL& 235  

4. Physical Education (2 cr.)

5. Integrative Learning Experience

  • One Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) is required: a Learning Community or an Integrative Experience.
  • A Learning Community (LC) is the integrated combination of two or more courses from different areas of inquiry (e.g. sociology and literature, or physics and math, or speech and economics, or composition and philosophy). Learning Communities are indicated in the course schedule.
  • Integrative Experiences (IEs) are curricular or co-curricular experiences designed by faculty in which students demonstrate their ability to integrate information, concepts, analytical frameworks, and skills from two or more areas of inquiry in a purposeful project or experience. Integrative Experiences that are classes are indicated in the course schedule; co-curricular IEs are indicated in promotion and advising for the experience or project. Students may design a Learning Into Action IE under the guidance of the supervising faculty member.


Learning Communities or Integrative Learning Experiences specifically designed for this degree may be offered; consult your advisor for information.

6. Diversity Requirement

At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. Students should use the SVC online quarterly class schedule search or consult their faculty advisor or counselor to identify courses that fulfill this requirement.

8. Distribution Requirements (5 cr.)

Select credits from three areas of study: Natural Science, Social Science and Humanities. These courses may also satisfy Integrative Experiences requirements.

11. Cooperative Education (6 cr.)

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