Curriculum Guideline

Environmental Science

Effective Date:
Program Code
Science & Technology
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Credential Type
Associate Degree
Transcript Title
Science/Env - Associate Degree
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Not Specified
Associate of Science Degree - Environmental Science
Length of Program
Four semesters
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 University Transferable credits
  • Require a minimum GPA of 2.00
  • 50% (30 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

The Associate of Science Degree - Environmental Science is awarded after completion of the requirements specified below.  No course may be used to satisfy more than one requirement.

Mathematics courses (6 credits): 

  • Required course:  MATH 1120 or 1123
  • Additional required course (choose one):  MATH 1110, 1160, 1220, 1223

English courses (6 credits):

  • Required course:  ENGL 1130
  • Additional required course (choose one):  ENGL 1102, 1106, 1109, 1114, 1115

First-year Science courses (at least 24 credits):

Second-year Science courses (at least 18 credits, in at least two different subject areas):

  • Required course (choose 1):  EAES 2607 or 2537 or 2605
  • Additional required credits (choose from the list below):

Arts courses (6 credits): 

Select any two Arts or Humanities courses, excluding Mathematics, English and all lab-based science courses.  Recommended Arts and Humanities courses can be found in the Douglas College catalogue under Associate of Arts Degree (thematic focus on Environmental Studies).

Co-operative Education Option

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation.  Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms.  For information contact Co-operative Education at the Career Centre at Douglas College.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Associate of Science Degree - Environmental Science, students will be able to:

  • Use written communication to demonstrate an understanding of current environmental issues;
  • Apply scientific principles of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, and Physics in environmental contexts;
  • Demonstrate (in the lab or in the field) problem solving using the scientific method;
  • Transfer to more advanced studies in environmental science.