2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Conservation, BAS



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


This Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program has a technician emphasis in Environmental Conservation 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 Environmental Management technician-level knowledge so that a graduate should be able to further their environmental conservation technician skills.


Click to view the different maps for completing this degree:

CSN BAS Environmental Conservation Map  

CSN BAS Environmental Conservation Map (Associates Completed)  


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Summarize federal, county, state, and tribal policies driving natural resource policies.
  2. Recall landscape ecology principles and technology to analyze ecological scenarios.
  3. Recommend environmental techniques to develop management scenarios for working environmental conservation specialist.
  4. Analyze biological data to inform and make management decisions regarding environmental issues.
  5. Categorize natural resource decision-making utilizing effective communication techniques.
  6. Select Best Management Practice (BMP) and scientific strategies for managing natural resources.
  7. Assist in the preparation of Conservation Actions Plans (CAP), Biological Assessments (BA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Informal Biological Assessments (IBA), and other efforts.
  8. Show leadership skills within the environmental conservation and natural resource fields.

General Education Requirements



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 Composition (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



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 (56 Credits)

Students must complete BIOL 492 twice, in two different semesters, for a total of six (6) credits in order to satisfy this section of the degree.  Please see the Academic Map for this degree for more information on this requirement.