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Environmental Conservation, BASEC


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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation builds on the existing AAS-T degree in Environmental Conservation at Skagit Valley College or other comparable AAS-T degrees in natural resources. Students are primarily accepted to start for fall quarter. See below for program prerequisites, application process, and course schedule.

Entry Process and Requirements into BAS Environmental in Conservation Degree Program


SVC has an open admissions policy. Generally, the BAS in Environmental Conservation (BASEC) is intended for students graduating from SVC’s AAS-T in Environmental Conservation or students graduating from other community colleges with a degree in natural resources or natural science.

SVC will provide support services to promote student success including general tutoring in math, information technology, English, as well as tutoring in more specialized subjects such as watershed management, and GIS. Students with disabilities have support through the SVC Disability Access Services. These services ensure that all students have the potential to be successful. It is recommended that students complete the FAFSA application as early as possible. Contact Consuelo Guandique for help with FAFSA applications at 360.416.7860.

Prerequisites (Eligibility):


  1. AAS-T or ATA degree in an environmental- or ecology-related field from a community college. Degree must include 10 college-level English Composition credits, MATH& 146  or 5 credits of statistics, 5 credits of communication, and 5 credits of chemistry (CHEM& 121 ); or
  2. Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in an environmental- or ecology-related field, including 10 college-level English Composition credits, MATH& 146  or 5 credits of statistics, 5 credits of statistics, 5 credits of communication, and 5 credits of chemistry (CHEM& 121 ); or
  3. Associate in Technical Arts (ATA) in an environmental- or ecology-related field, including college-level courses: 10 credits of English composition, MATH& 146  or 5 credits of statistics, 5 credits of statistics, 5 credits of communication, and 5 credits of chemistry (CHEM& 121 ); or
  4. AS degree with a biology emphasis including 10 college-level English Composition, MATH& 146  or 5 credits of statistics, 5 credits of communication, and 5 credits of chemistry. Transcript evaluation by Dept. Chair. Remedial ecology courses may be needed; or
  5. Two years of university or college courses equivalent to an AAS degree including 10 college-level English Composition credits, MATH& 146  or 5 credits of statistics, 5 credits of statistics, 5 credits of communication, and 5 credits of chemistry (CHEM& 121 ).
  6. Unrelated Associates degree and Environmental Studies certificate (3 quarters).
  7. Minimum GPA 2.5.
  8. At least one course in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is required - preferably using ArcView/ArcGIS/ArcInfo software and one course Is recommended in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) interfacing with GIS.

Application Process:


The application process opens March 1 and closes the last Friday in April for a Fall quarter start; applications arriving later will be considered if space is available. Students need to submit:

  • Resume
  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation are required attesting to the student’s ability to succeed at the baccalaureate level, preferably from an instructor and an employer.

Applications will be reviewed to ensure that minimum requirements and prerequisites have been met. Students will be notified of acceptance within three weeks of submission.

Start dates other than fall quarter will require departmental approval and are only recommended for part-time students.

Sequencing and scheduling will be done in consultation with a BASEC advisor. (Dr. Claus Svendsen, Dept. Chair) or BASEC counselor (Dr. Gail Bruce).

Students may apply to enroll into individual classes on a space available basis if they meet entry qualifications.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation (BASEC) Degree


A Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation (BASEC) degree is awarded upon completion of 90 credits of specified 300 and 400 level coursework with an overall 2.0 grade in each course and a 2.0 grade in each course of the technical major. Entry into a Master’s program at a university will generally require a higher GPA for admission.

Suggested Schedule


The following schedule lists the required BASEC courses. Consult with department chair, Dr. Claus Svendsen, or SVC counselor, Dr. Gail Bruce, for application process.

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