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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Sustainability and Environmental Studies

The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Sustainability and Environmental Studies provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution and specialize in areas of sustainability, environmental science, conservation, or resource management. Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a number of careers including sustainability specialists, chief sustainability officers, compliance managers, environmental scientists, conservation scientists, soil and water conservationists, range managers, and city and regional planning aides. With a graduate degree, students may pursue a career in several areas including hydrology, urban and regional planning, and post-secondary teaching.

Details

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Field of Interest
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Type
Associate Degree
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Sustainability and Environmental Studies (DEG)
Total Credits Required
60-64
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program.

Courses that can be used to fulfill a requirement of the Academic Certificate in Sustainability (Major Code 6240N), Environmental Science (Major Code 6227N), and CCL in Environmental and Natural Resource Conservation (Major Code 5824) while simultaneously fulfilling a requirement of the Associate in Arts in Sustainability are noted.

What You'll Learn
  • Critique basic sustainability concepts, factual information, and practices. (SSH111, SUS110, SUS230, SUS232, BIO201++, BIO205, BIO220, BIO240, CHM154, CHM154LL, [L], [SG], [SQ])
  • Analyze how social, environmental, and economic systems relate and interact. (SSH111, SUS110, SUS232, BIO201++, BIO205, BIO220, BIO240, CHM154, CHM154LL, ECN211, ECN212, GIS211, GPH210, [C], [G], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Evaluate the relationships between people and their natural and built environments. (SSH111, SUS110, SUS232, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO205, BIO220, BIO240, CHM154, CHM154LL, GLG101, GLG101IN, GLG103, GPH210, [C], [G], [HU], [L])
  • Recognize policy strategies and ethical considerations relevant in the field of sustainability. (SSH111, SUS110, SUS230, SUS232, ECN211, ECN212, GPH210, HON201, MGT229, PHI105, POS110, POS140, POS285, [C], [G], [L], [SB])
  • Examine the scope and complexity of social responsibility. (SSH111, SUS110, SUS230, SUS232, GPH210, POS140, POS285, [C], [FYC], [G], [L], [SB])
  • Practice systems-thinking toward identifying a solution in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting. (SSH111, SUS110, SUS230, SUS232, BIO201++, BIO205, BIO220, BIO240, CHM154, CHM154LL, GPH210, HON201, MGT229, POS110, POS140, POS285, [C], [G], [HU], [SG], [SQ])
  • Effectively communicate ideas among diverse stakeholders to build consensus for sustainability initiatives. (SSH111, SUS110, SUS230, SUS231, SUS232, COM225, COM230, JRN201, JRN215, MGT229, MGT246, POS140, POS285, TQM240, LANG, [C], [FYC], [G], [HU], [L], [SB])
  • Analyze and interpret data for sustainability research application. (CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, MAT206, SSH111, SUS110, SUS232, BIO+++++, BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO205, BIO220, BIO240, CHM+++++, CHM154, CHM154LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, CIS105, CSC110AB, CSC180, GBS221, GIS211, GLG+++++, GLG102, GLG102IN, GLG104, MAT220, MAT221, MAT230, MAT231, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY112, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, PSY230, SWU225, [CS], [FYC], [L], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:3
SSH111Sustainable Cities3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:7-46
Complete requirements in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Transfer Plan 1: Arizona State University (School of Sustainability), Bachelor of Science, Sustainability
SUS110Sustainable World3
SUS231Careers in Sustainability1
SUS232Professional Skills in Sustainability Practice3
Foreign Language Credits:0-10
Complete a language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 2: Arizona State University (School of Sustainability), Bachelor of Arts, Sustainability
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3
This course may be used to fulfill any outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
SUS110Sustainable World3
SUS231Careers in Sustainability1
SUS232Professional Skills in Sustainability Practice3
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 3: Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), Environmental Science, Bachelor of Arts
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4) OR
CHM154General Chemistry II with Qualitative Analysis (3) AND
CHM154LLGeneral Chemistry II with Qualitative Laboratory (2)4-5
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry3
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
This course may be used to fulfill any outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
GBS221Business Statistics (3) OR
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR
GLG101INIntroduction to Geology I - Physical (4)4
GPH210Society and Environment3
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)4-5
Social Science Elective Credits:0-6
Complete up to two (2) options below for a total of zero to six (0-6) credits to fulfill part of ASU`s Social Science Elective requirement. May also be completed after transferring to not go over the maximum of 64 total transfer credits.
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles3
HON201Leadership Development: Historical Contemporary Perspectives (3) OR
MGT229Management and Leadership I (3)3
MGT246Principles of Project Management (3) OR
TQM240Project Management in Quality Organizations (3)3
POS110American National Government3
Note: ECN211, (HON201 or MGT229), or POS110 may be used to meet any outstanding AGEC Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] requirements simultaneously.
Transfer Plan 4: Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), Environmental Science, Bachelor of Science
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)4
GBS221Business Statistics (3) OR
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR
GLG101INIntroduction to Geology I - Physical (4)4
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)4-5
Track Focus Elective Course Credits:1-4
Complete one to four (1-4) credits of coursework from the Focus Areas below to fulfill ASU`s Track Focus Elective Course requirement. These courses may be used to fulfill any outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
Business/Leadership Focus Area:
HON201Leadership Development: Historical Contemporary Perspectives3
MGT229Management and Leadership I3
MGT246Principles of Project Management3
SUS230Practical Skills for Sustainability Problem Solving1
TQM240Project Management in Quality Organizations3
Ecosystem/Global Change Focus Area:
SUS110Sustainable World3
Chemistry/Toxicology Focus Area:
CHM236General Organic Chemistry IIA (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA Laboratory (1)4
Transfer Plan 5: Northern Arizona University, Environmental Sciences (Environmental Geology), Bachelor of Science
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
CSC180Computer Literacy (3)3
GIS211Geographic Information Science I4
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR
GLG101INIntroduction to Geology I - Physical (4)4
GLG102Introduction to Geology II - Historical Lecture (3) AND
GLG104Introduction to Geology II - Historical Lab (1) OR
GLG102INIntroduction to Geology II - Historical (4)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics3
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
Transfer Plan 6: Northern Arizona University, Environmental Sciences (Applied Statistics), Bachelor of Science
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
CSC180Computer Literacy (3)3
CSC110ABIntroduction to Computer Science (Java)4
GIS211Geographic Information Science I4
MAT206Elements of Statistics3
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
Transfer Plan 7: Northern Arizona University, Environmental Sciences (Biology), Bachelor of Science
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
BIO205Microbiology4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics3
Complete zero to seven (0-7) additional credits from the list below with the exception of BIO100, BIO101, BIO102, BIO108, BIO156++, or CHM130
BIO+++++Any BIO Biology course(s)
CHM+++++Any CHM Chemistry course(s)
GLG+++++Any GLG Geology course(s)
Transfer Plan 8: Northern Arizona University, Environmental Sciences (Chemistry), Bachelor of Science
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics3
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
PHY116University Physics II (5) OR
PHY131University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)4-5
Transfer Plan 9: Northern Arizona University, Environmental Sciences (Environmental Administration and Policy), Bachelor of Science
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR
GLG101INIntroduction to Geology I - Physical (4)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics3
POS140Comparative Government3
This course may be used to fulfill any outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
POS285Political Issues and Public Policy3
Transfer Plan 10: Northern Arizona University, Environmental Sciences (Environmental Communication), Bachelor of Science
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
COM225Public Speaking3
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR
GLG101INIntroduction to Geology I - Physical (4)4
JRN201News Writing (3) OR
JRN215News Production (3)3
MAT206Elements of Statistics3
Complete up to one (1) of the following courses for a total of zero to four (0-4) credits:
BIO201++Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO205Microbiology4
BIO220Biology of Microorganisms4
BIO240General Genetics4
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry3
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I3
Transfer Plan 11: Northern Arizona University, Environmental Sciences (Environmental Management), Bachelor of Science
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
CSC180Computer Literacy (3)3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
GIS211Geographic Information Science I4
MAT206Elements of Statistics3
Complete up to three (3) of the following courses for a total of zero to nine (0-9) credits. These courses may be used to fulfill any outstanding AGEC requirements credits simultaneously.
COM230Small Group Communication3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles3
PHI105Introduction to Ethics3
POS285Political Issues and Public Policy3
Transfer Plan 12: University of Arizona, Natural Resources, Bachelor of Science: Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands Emphasis
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)3
Foreign Language Credits:0-10
Complete a language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 13: University of Arizona, Natural Resources, Bachelor of Science: Fisheries Conservation and Management Emphasis or Wildlife Conservation and Management Emphasis
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
OR
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1)
OR
GLG101INIntroduction to Geology I - Physical (4)
OR
PHY111General Physics I (4)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)3
Foreign Language Credits:0-10
Complete a language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 14: University of Arizona, Natural Resources, Bachelor of Science: Global Change Ecology and Management Emphasis
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)3
Foreign Language Credits:0-10
Complete a language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 15: University of Arizona, Natural Resources, Bachelor of Science: Watershed Hydrology and Management Emphasis
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)3
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
PHY112General Physics II4
Foreign Language Credits:0-10
Complete a language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 16: University of Arizona, Natural Resources, Bachelor of Science: Conservation Biology Emphasis
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)3
Foreign Language Credits:0-10
Complete a language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 12-41
A single course with an [L], [HU], [SB], [SG], or [SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, and/or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designat
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.3
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-9
Required for NAU, BS Environmental Sciences (Environmental Administration and Policy) and (Environmental Communication) emphases:
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-6)3-6
OR
Required for ASU, BS Sustainability; ASU, BA Sustainability; U of A, BS Natural Resources (Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands) emphasis:
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3) OR
MAT155College Algebra/Functions with Review (5) OR
MAT156College Algebra/Functions with Review (6) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT15+ is a prerequisite (3-5)3-6
OR
Required for ASU, BA Environmental Science; NAU, BS Environmental Sciences (Environmental Management) emphasis:
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) AND
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) AND
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3) AND
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT155College Algebra/Functions with Review (5) AND
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT156College Algebra/Functions with Review (6) AND
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT187Precalculus (5) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT187 is a prerequisite. (4-5)5-9
OR
Required for ASU, BS Environmental Science:
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) AND
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) AND
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3) AND
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT155College Algebra/Functions with Review (5) AND
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT156College Algebra/Functions with Review (6) AND
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT187Precalculus (5) OR
MAT212:Brief Calculus (3) OR
MAT213:Brief Calculus (4) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT187 is a prerequisite. (4-5)5-9
OR
Required for U of A, BS Natural Resources (Conservation Biology), (Fisheries Conservation and Management), (Global Change Ecology and Management), and (Wildlife Conservation and Management) emphases:
MAT212Brief Calculus (3) OR
MAT213Brief Calculus (4) OR
MAT220Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5) OR
MAT221Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT22+ is a prerequisite. (4-5)3-5
OR
Required for NAU, BS Environmental Sciences (Environmental Geology), (Applied Statistics), (Biology), and (Chemistry) emphases; U of A, BS Natural Resources (Watershed Hydrology and Management) emphasis:
MAT220Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5) OR
MAT221Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT22+ is a prerequisite. (4-5)4-5
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area.3
May be met by CIS105, CSC110AB, CSC180, GBS221, GIS211, MAT206, PSY230, or SWU225 if taken in the Restricted Electives area
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 0-3
Met by SSH111 in the Required Courses area
AND
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts, and Design [HU] area.3
May be met by PHI105 in the Restricted Electives area
Recommend PHI216 Environmental Ethics for students intending to complete the Academic Certificate in Sustainability
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 0-6
Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.6
May be met by COM230, ECN211, ECN212, HON201, MGT229, POS110, or SUS110 in the Restricted Electives area
Recommended for students intending to complete the Academic Certificate in Sustainability:
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
PSY132Psychology and Culture (3) OR
SBU200Society and Business (3)3
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 0-8
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area (4).8
May be met by course selections in the Restricted Electives area.
Recommended for students intending to complete the Academic Certificate in Sustainability:
BIO105Environmental Biology (4) OR
CHM107Chemistry and Society (3) AND
CHM107LLChemistry and Society Laboratory (1) OR
GPH113Introduction to Physical Geography (4)4
ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution (4) OR
ENV101Introduction to Environmental Science (4) OR
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) AND
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1)4
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-3
These requirements may be shared with other AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0
Met by SSH111 in the Required Courses area.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Some courses in this area have [SB] and [L] designations and may also be applied to the corresponding AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
Course Area Key
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals.
Recommend selection of the following courses:
MAT212Brief Calculus (3) OR
MAT213Brief Calculus (4) OR
MAT220Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5) OR
MAT221Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)3-5
Recommend for students intending to transfer to University of Arizona to earn a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Conservation Biology:
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR
GLG101INIntroduction to Geology I - Physical (4)4
Recommend for students intending to complete the Academic Certificate in Sustainability to select 9 to 12 (9-12) credits of coursework from the following:
ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution4
BIO105Environmental Biology4
CHM107Chemistry and Society (3) AND
CHM107LLChemistry and Society Laboratory (1)4
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
ENV101Introduction to Environmental Science4
EPS150Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
FON135Sustainable Cooking3
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) AND
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1)4
GPH113Introduction to Physical Geography4
PHI216Environmental Ethics3
PSY132Psychology and Culture3
SBU200Society and Business3
SCT100Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments3
SUS100Introduction to Sustainability3

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