2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook

Environmental Laboratory Sciences, BAS


CODE: ENVLS-BAS     |     TOTAL CREDITS: 120     |     FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: Eligible


ADMITTANCE INFORMATION

Admittance into this Bachelor of Applied Science requires completion of the CSN AAS Environmental Management degree or program director approval.


DESCRIPTION

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.


ACADEMIC MAP

Click to view the different maps for completing this degree:

CSN BAS Environmental Laboratory Sciences Map  

CSN BAS Environmental Laboratory Sciences Map (Associates Completed)  


 

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Summarize federal, county, state, and tribal policies driving environmental quality policies.
  2. Recall USEPA Quality Control principles and technology to analyze all matrix.
  3. Recommend laboratory techniques and methods to analyze environmental matrix.
  4. Evaluate biochemical, inorganic, and organic data to inform and make decisions regarding data quality.
  5. Categorize all waste streams as a result of laboratory processes.
  6. Select Best Management Practice (BMP) and scientific strategies for managing of laboratory work-flow.
  7. Prepare management actions plans, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and reports. 
  8. 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.
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    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.

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)


Special Program Requirements


TOTAL SPECIAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 92


 

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.