Sep 26, 2023
This program is designed to meet the growing need for environmental and natural resource technicians within the natural resources management areas. The program offers four core areas of emphasis including biology, chemistry, geology, and environmental science.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Illustrate the basic philosophy and procedures of the Scientific Method.
- Describe and classify physical and chemical properties of matter.
- Illustrate and interpret the organization and structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and their components.
- Analyze data and perform dimensional and graphical analysis of collected data.
General Education Requirements (28 Credits)
Mathematics (6 Credits)
NOTE: 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
- and 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 then the total listed on this degree.
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Communications (6 Credits)
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Science (3 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences (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 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 (32 Credits)
Core Requirements (30 Credits)
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.