Sep 30, 2023
CODE: ENVC-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 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.
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CSN BAS Environmental Conservation Map
CSN BAS Environmental Conservation Map (Associates Completed)
Student Learning Outcomes
- Summarize federal, county, state, and tribal policies driving natural resource policies.
- Recall landscape ecology principles and technology to analyze ecological scenarios.
- Recommend environmental techniques to develop management scenarios for working environmental conservation specialist.
- Analyze biological data to inform and make management decisions regarding environmental issues.
- Categorize natural resource decision-making utilizing effective communication techniques.
- Select Best Management Practice (BMP) and scientific strategies for managing natural resources.
- Assist in the preparation of Conservation Actions Plans (CAP), Biological Assessments (BA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Informal Biological Assessments (IBA), and other efforts.
- Show leadership skills within the environmental conservation and natural resource 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 Composition (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 (34 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 (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.