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.
In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:
In your first semester, your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor is your advisor. In your second semester and beyond, you can log in to My LaGuardia to contact advisor(s) or make an appointment. Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.
"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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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
See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs.
For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.