Mar 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Addendum Catalog 
2020-2021 Addendum Catalog

Environmental Science

Associate in Science, Transfer Track #1, AS-T, Planning Guide

Program Overview

The Earth Sciences program at Skagit Valley College is designed to serve the diverse needs of the community by inspiring students with an interest in discovery and a desire for lifelong learning, as well as by promoting critical thinking skills. Interested non-majors, as well as Earth Science, and Environmental Science majors, can choose from introductory level classes in Earth System Science, including: Meteorology, (EASC 102 ), Physical Geology (GEOL& 101 ), Oceanography (OCEA& 101 ). Additional classes include Environmental Geology (GEOL& 110 ) and Geology of the Pacific Northwest (GEOL& 208 ). Prior college-level course work in Earth Sciences is recommended when taking these latter two courses. Students with an interest in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest should also consider taking the spring field experience courses in Western Washington (NASC 160 ) or Eastern Washington (NASC 161 ).

Sample Career Options Include:

Environmental Engineers

Environmental Science & Protection Technicians, Including Health

Environmental Restoration Planners


If you are considering a major in Environmental Science and transferring to a four-year college or university in Washington state, our Transfer Program Planning Guide is designed to provide you with recommended courses to complete your Associate in Science - Transfer Track #1, AS-T  degree. Of course, educational plans may vary, based on which quarter you begin, how many credits are taken, placement into Math and English, and your preferred transfer institution. To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with an Academic Advisor for scheduling options.

Program Map

Program Maps are an integral part of our Planning Guide. Each Program Map includes a suggested quarterly sequence of courses so you could earn your degree within two years of full-time study. Your Program Map is also designed to help you create an individualized, customized Educational Plan, which is required of all SVC students. To start creating your Educational Plan, please consult with an Academic Advisor.

Program Map - Environmental Science Concentration AS-T Track #1