Sep 21, 2023
CODE: ENVLS-BAS | TOTAL CREDITS: 120 | FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: Eligible
Admittance into this Bachelor of Applied Science requires completion of the CSN AAS Environmental Management degree or program director approval.
This BAS program has a technician emphasis in Environmental Laboratory Sciences that provides a distinctive baccalaureate degree pathway for students who receive department approval to declare the BAS or have completed an associate degree in a similar or related field from an accredited institution and receive department approval. This degree furthers the AAS-EM technician level knowledge so that a graduate should be able to further their environmental laboratory technician skills.
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CSN BAS Environmental Laboratory Sciences Map
CSN BAS Environmental Laboratory Sciences Map (Associates Completed)
Student Learning Outcomes
- Summarize federal, county, state, and tribal policies driving environmental quality policies.
- Recall USEPA Quality Control principles and technology to analyze all matrix.
- Recommend laboratory techniques and methods to analyze environmental matrix.
- Evaluate biochemical, inorganic, and organic data to inform and make decisions regarding data quality.
- Categorize all waste streams as a result of laboratory processes.
- Select Best Management Practice (BMP) and scientific strategies for managing of laboratory work-flow.
- Prepare management actions plans, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and reports.
- Show leadership skills within the environmental laboratory sciences fields.
General Education Requirements
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS: 28
Mathematics (6 Credits)
REQUIRED: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
- MATH 126 - Precalculus I
- or MATH 126E - Precalculus I Expanded
- MATH 127 - Precalculus II
REMINDER: If a student does not place into the correct college-level MATH course, they are required to complete a preparatory or prerequisite course(s) or attempt to gain a higher score on the MATH placement exam. Such preparatory or prerequisite courses are not part of the degree, may delay degree completion, and will cause the student to complete more credits than the total listed on this degree.
English (3-5 Credits)
REQUIRED: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Communications (6 Credits)
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Sciences (3 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature or above
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or HHP 150 - Living Healthy and Well
- or HHP 201 - Stress Management
- or HHP 213 - Healthy Aging
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or any World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Special Program Requirements
TOTAL SPECIAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 92
Lower Division Core Requirements (49 Credits)
Lower Division Elective (2-4 Credits)
Students who complete CEE 121 (2 credits) or GEOL 220 (4 credits) DO NOT need to complete the Digital Literacy Elective. Students who wish to complete GIS 109 MUST complete the Digital Literacy Elective as it is the prerequisite to GIS 109.
Digital Literacy Elective (0-3 Credits)
Students only need to complete this elective if they wish to complete GIS 109 to satisfy the elective requirement (2-4 credits) above. The Digital Literacy Elective is the prerequisite for admittance into GIS 109.
Upper Division Core Requirements (41 Credits)