Rowan College at Gloucester County

Environmental Science (A.S.)

​​​​​Description

For students interested in a career in Environmental Science, this program provides a concentrated study during  the first two years towards a baccalaureate degree. Although science and math are stressed, humanities and social science electives aid in providing a broad educational experience. Students are advised to check the requirements of their anticipated vocation or bachelor's degree program at the college to which they intend to transfer.

Program Goals

Students who have completed the program will be able to:

  • Understand and apply basic scientific principles to the study of environmental issues overall including the use of resources in a sustainable manner.

  • Develop and demonstrate the basic skill set, techniques and procedures required to conduct and analyze field and laboratory work in environmental sciences.

Admissions

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

Please view the RCGC Catalog for class descriptions.

Visit the Class Schedule Listing to view the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Current students please visit rcgc.edu/advisement to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit rcgc.edu/appointments to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.
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Download Program Requirements​

Transfer Opportunities

Through the College's new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —  immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.

Please visit the CAP Center to discuss transfer options.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete an advanced degree will qualify for employment as:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Wildlife conservationist
  • Field technician

Find out where U.S. News & World Report rates these jobs in U.S. News' 100 Best Jobs.

Please visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.

Disclaimer:
The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.