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Environmental Sciences Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide

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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) Track 1 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 of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Sciences.

Environmental Sciences are excellent preparation for graduate studies in in Science, Social Sciences, Public Policy, Education, Business and Law.

Where can I go for help?

Program Faculty Advisors

Emanuaela Agosta
206-546-4659 Rm 5349
Matt Loper
206-546-4683 Rm 5351
Brian Saunders
206-546-5884 Rm 2818
Tiffany Meier
206-546-6953 Rm 5231

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

For course information and entry codes, contact:

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Career Planning

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
Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
Heritage University
Northwest University
Seattle University
University of Washington-Bothell
University of Washington-Seattle
University of Washington-Tacoma
Walla Walla University
Washington State University-Pullman
Washington State University-Richland
Washington State University-Vancouver
Western Washington University

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 - 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)

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 (Min. 10 Credits for AS degree)

Recommended Courses:

BIOL 144 , GEOG 203 , GEOG 204 , GEOL& 101 , GEOL& 110 , OCEA& 101 , MATH& 163  (if not used for Math), MATH 207 , MATH 211  (if not used for Math), ENVS& 101 , CHEM& 241 /CHEM 271 , CHEM& 242 /CHEM 272 .

Environmental Sciences - What is it?

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary study of the natural world and the complexity of environmental problems that impact the quality of life. Environmental Scientists apply scientific knowledge to solve environmental problems and provide solutions to protect, preserve and sustain the natural environment.

Areas of study in Environmental Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Oceanography, Ecology, Climate Sciences, Biometrics, Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment, Ethics, Environmental Toxicology, Air and Water Quality, Population and Resources, Urban Planning and Resource Conservation.

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

Environmental Scientists develop strong scientific, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills to work as environmental scientists, wildlife biologists, fish and marine biologists, safety and health inspectors, ecologists, urban planners, consultants, policy makers and educators.

Potential employers include: Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Services, Local, State and Federal Agencies, Consulting Firms, Water and Waste Management Companies, National Forest Service, Law Firms, Urban Planning Councils, Colleges and Universities and Non-Profit Organizations. For more, please visit

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