Experience hypothesis-driven environmental science firsthand through laboratory investigations, service-learning projects, and supervised field and laboratory research projects.
The Environmental Science program, offered through the Natural Sciences Department, leads to an Associate of Science (AS) degree. The program has been designed to give students solid background in the life sciences and allow them to experience hypothesis-driven science firsthand through laboratory investigations, service-learning projects, and supervised field and laboratory research projects. After completion of the Biology and Chemistry sequences, students will be introduced to factors limiting the distribution of animals and plants, species interactions, and measurements of biodiversity in the Fundamentals of Ecology course. The Ecology course, like many of the life science courses in the Environmental Science program, includes a fieldwork component that focuses on collecting and interpreting environmental data about New York City.
Current Students Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.
Prospective Students Review the Environmental Science Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.
First Year, Fall I
First Year, Fall II
First Year, Spring I
Second Year, Fall I
Second Year, Fall II
Second Year, Spring I
Second Year, Spring II
For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.
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Sarah Durand, Ph.D. Associate Professor
"Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists.”
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