Associate of Science in Environmental Science

Associate of Science in Environmental Science

Environmental Science studies the areas of life, physical and earth science that address environmental issues.  This program examines the issues facing the environment to create science-based resolutions.  This program focuses on understanding and resolving issues by examining the interaction of physical, chemical, and biological factors in the environment, and assessing the impact on organisms, including humans.  

The Job Outlook for Environmental Science majors in the United States of America is 6% growth between now and 2032. This percentage is faster than the national average of 3%. Students who are interested in Environmental Science are advised to transfer into Agricultural Science, Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Food Science programs when they complete their degree at Louisburg College. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 60 semester hours and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

See the Associate of Science in Environmental Science Degree Plan below


Year 1 - fall

Year 1 - Fall Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3

BIO 111 General Biology I


MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy or MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra

HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness 1
REL 110 World Relgions, REL 211 Old Test., REL 212 New Test., or REL 221 Religion in America Today 3
TOTAL 16/17


Year 1 - Spring

Year 1 - Spring Credit Hours
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
BIO 145 Ecology 4
HIS 111 World Civilization I, HIS 112 World Civilization II, HIS 131 American History to 1865 or HIS 132 American History since 1865 3


Year 2 - fall

Year 2 - Fall Credit Hours
BIO 140 Environmental Biology 4
ETM 101 Renewable Energy 4

PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology or

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

CIS 110 Intro to Computs or CIS 115 Intro to Programming 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3


Year 2 - sPRING

Year 2 - Spring Credit Hours
BIO 202 Field Biology 4
ETM 201 Environmental Management 4

CED 275 Cooperative Field Work

ENG 231 American Literature I, ENG 232 American Literature II, ENG 241 British Literature I, or ENGL 242 British Literature II or ART 111 Art Appreciation or MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3


Graduation requirements include a minimum of 60 semester hours and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.