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:
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"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 My LaGuardia 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 curriculum. Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more. Environmental Science Degree Map Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page. Environmental Science: Sustainable Urban Agriculture Degree Map Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page. For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.
The program is fully articulated with Queens College and graduates will be able to transfer all 60 credits. In addition, graduates with an A.S. in Environmental Science will be able to transfer to other four-year colleges. The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences provides an interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies allowing students to concentrate their studies in biology, chemistry, or geology. Graduates of LaGuardia’s Environmental Science program will transfer with 60 credits and have the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at Queens College in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies. Students who complete their A.S. in Environmental Science and meet the GPA requirements may apply for the Queens Transfer Honors Program. Further details of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College can be found here.All graduates have a strong science background, which prepares them to enter a variety of four-year colleges and complete in bachelor's degree. This background includes courses in general biology, general chemistry, microbiology, ecology, environmental science, and geospatial technology.For assistance and more information about CUNY transfer options, visit the Office of Transfer Services. Visit the Articulation Agreements page to learn more about transfer opportunities.