The degree program in Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary program which provides students the academic foundation for understanding the interaction of humans and the natural environment from scientific, technological, political, environmental, social, and economic perspectives. Accordingly, this program features a diverse array of classes designed for students transferring to a specialized program in environmental studies at many four year institutions. In completing the AA degree, students may study geology, geography, ecology, biology, chemistry, mathematics, philosophy, sociology, ethics, political science, and economics, as well as energy and sustainability.
With further study, career opportunities include environmental planners, and environmental consultants as well as employment in related areas such as water, air, and forestry resource management, sustainable finance, energy auditing, transportation analysis, waste management, urban planning, sustainable construction, environmental impact analysis, and environmental remediation. Environmental studies graduates also work in fields not traditionally associated with the environment as sustainability becomes a necessary component of both public and private sectors of the economy.
Environmental Studies Courses
EVST 5 - Energy and Sustainability
Introduction and exploration of Energy production, utilization, management, and the effects on society and the environment. This course will also compare and contrast current and future renewable and non renewable methods of energy generation, auditing, and conservation. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A. 54 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: B1; IGETC: 5A.
- Degree Applicable, Credit
- Grading Option: OP