Jul 23, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Health Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide

Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) Track 1 degree at Shoreline.

Use the AS-T Track 1 Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor Science (B.S.) in Environmental Health.

Environmental Health is excellent preparation for graduate studies in public health, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, education and law.

Where can I go for help?

Program Faculty Advisors

Linda Kuehnert
206-546-4575 lkuehnert@shoreline.edu Rm 2821
Dave Phippen
206-546-4572 dphippen@shoreline.edu Rm 2817
Joyce Fagel
206-546-6984 jfagel@shoreline.edu Rm 2814

Career Planning


For general information and entry codes, contact:


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
University of Washington - Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 18-20 Credits

Communication (8-10 Credits)

Take ENGL& 101  and either ENGL& 102 , ENGL& 230 , or CMST& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Select one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105  

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

* Although the UW only requires one quarter of calculus and a statistics course for Environmental Health, students are required to take two quarters of calculus for the Associate in Science degree. In lieu of the A.S. degree, students chan choose to follow the Associate in Arts - Individualized Plan to prepare for transfer to the UW.

Humanities and Social Sciences - 15 Credits

Select one course from the Humanities  course list, one course from the Social Sciences  course list, and a third course from either list.

Pre-Major Requirements - 54-59 Credits

Major Science Sequence

Recommended Electives

Select from the following courses: BIOL& 260 ;CHEM& 243 /CHEM 273 ; PHYS& 114 , PHYS& 115 , and PHYS& 116 ; or PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 , PHYS& 223 .


* Although the UW only requires one quarter of calculus and a statistics course for Environmental Health, students are required to take two quarters of calculus for the Associate in Science degree. In lieu of the A.S. degree, students can choose to follow the Associate in Arts-Individualized Plan to prepare for transfer to the UW.

Environmental Health - What is it?

Environmental Health is a broad interdisciplinary field concerned with the protection and promotion of public health. From air pollution and hazardous waste, to safe food and drinking water, environmental health specialists identify, assess, and control environmental factors to prevent the spread of illness and disease.

Areas of study in Environmental Health: Natural and health sciences, physics, microbiology, toxic chemicals, environmental hazards and risks, water and waste sanitation, solid waste management, air quality and pollution, food protection, epidemiology, disease prevention, health promotion, environmental health law, community organization, research methods, statistics and professional ethics.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health?

From critical thinking and problem solving skills, to research, public relations and communication skills, graduates in Environmental Health develop the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of public service, environmental and health care careers.

Potential employers include: State and federal government agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, inspection agencies and public health departments, hospitals, colleges and universities, business and industry. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.