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Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Degree A0411
An emphasis in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary course of study that provides students with an integrated and critical understanding of the natural environment and human interactions with it. The coursework is designed to examine the interplay between natural and social systems and the ideological foundations of humanity’s attitudes and behaviors in relation to its ever-changing environment. This program is designed to prepare students to research, analyze, and propose solutions to the myriad environmental challenges facing the world today through a well-rounded curriculum combining classroom, laboratory, and field study instruction. Students who are interested in an Environmental Science major are advised to follow the AA in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in natural sciences and to work with a counselor to select major courses appropriate to their intended transfer institution.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

 Required Courses

AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.

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    • Chief Sustainability Officers

      Chief Sustainability Officers

      SOC Career Code: 11-1011.03

      Communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $54.49

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $182,445.47
      Annual Job Openings
      3,467

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Industrial Production Managers

      Industrial Production Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-3051.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $43.07

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $121,863.92
      Annual Job Openings
      1,840

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Biofuels Production Managers

      Biofuels Production Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-3051.03

      Manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $43.07

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $121,863.92
      Annual Job Openings
      1,840

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Hydroelectric Production Managers

      Hydroelectric Production Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-3051.06

      Manage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor hydroelectric plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $43.07

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $121,863.92
      Annual Job Openings
      1,840

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Natural Sciences Managers

      Natural Sciences Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9121.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $67.30

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $189,987.20
      Annual Job Openings
      1,112

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Wind Energy Operations Managers

      Wind Energy Operations Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9199.09

      Manage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $38.53

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      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $119,181.24
      Annual Job Openings
      13,418

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Wind Energy Development Managers

      Wind Energy Development Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9199.10

      Lead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $38.53

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      • Some College
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      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $119,181.24
      Annual Job Openings
      13,418

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers

      Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9199.11

      Plan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $38.53

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      • Associate's Degree
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      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $119,181.24
      Annual Job Openings
      13,418

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Environmental Compliance Inspectors

      Environmental Compliance Inspectors

      SOC Career Code: 13-1041.01

      Inspect and investigate sources of pollution to protect the public and environment and ensure conformance with Federal, State, and local regulations and ordinances.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $29.52

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      Median Salary Earnings
      $80,047.45
      Annual Job Openings
      3,924

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Sustainability Specialists

      Sustainability Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 13-1199.05

      Address organizational sustainability issues, such as waste stream management, green building practices, and green procurement plans.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $24.74

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      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $75,056.46
      Annual Job Openings
      16,657

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Environmental Engineers

      Environmental Engineers

      SOC Career Code: 17-2081.00

      Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $38.47

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      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $105,435.20
      Annual Job Openings
      541

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Environmental Engineering Technicians

      Environmental Engineering Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3025.00

      Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientists. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $26.49

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      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $66,007.71
      Annual Job Openings
      182

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Conservation Scientists

      Conservation Scientists

      SOC Career Code: 19-1031.00

      Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $26.89

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      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $73,519.12
      Annual Job Openings
      203

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Range Managers

      Range Managers

      SOC Career Code: 19-1031.02

      Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $26.89

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $73,519.12
      Annual Job Openings
      203

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Park Naturalists

      Park Naturalists

      SOC Career Code: 19-1031.03

      Plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $26.89

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $73,519.12
      Annual Job Openings
      203

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Foresters

      Foresters

      SOC Career Code: 19-1032.00

      Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $23.25

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $58,606.99
      Annual Job Openings
      122

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Environmental Scientists and Specialists

      Environmental Scientists and Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 19-2041.00

      Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or public health. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $36.64

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,039.89
      Annual Job Openings
      1,049

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Climate Change Analysts

      Climate Change Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 19-2041.01

      Research and analyze policy developments related to climate change. Make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $36.64

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,039.89
      Annual Job Openings
      1,049

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Environmental Restoration Planners

      Environmental Restoration Planners

      SOC Career Code: 19-2041.02

      Collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $36.64

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,039.89
      Annual Job Openings
      1,049

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Environmental Economists

      Environmental Economists

      SOC Career Code: 19-3011.01

      Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $38.93

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $115,446.12
      Annual Job Openings
      119

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Environmental Science Technicians

      Environmental Science Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 19-4042.00

      Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $20.88

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $55,877.92
      Annual Job Openings
      667

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Forest and Conservation Technicians

      Forest and Conservation Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 19-4071.00

      Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts under the direction of foresters, or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation and fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $17.32

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $41,774.21
      Annual Job Openings
      778

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

      Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 33-2022.00

      Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards, and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $27.71

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $78,667.53
      Annual Job Openings
      43

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Fish and Game Wardens

      Fish and Game Wardens

      SOC Career Code: 33-3031.00

      Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $37.53

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $88,961.60
      Annual Job Openings
      50

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Financial Sales Agents

      Financial Sales Agents

      SOC Career Code: 41-3031.00

      Buy and sell securities or commodities in investment and trading firms, or provide financial services to businesses and individuals. May advise customers about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, and market conditions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $23.30

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $64,258.26
      Annual Job Openings
      4,864

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Forest and Conservation Workers

      Forest and Conservation Workers

      SOC Career Code: 45-4011.00

      Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, tree planters, and gatherers of nontimber forestry products such as pine straw.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $14.84

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $32,138.36
      Annual Job Openings
      779

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Solar Energy Installation Managers

      Solar Energy Installation Managers

      SOC Career Code: 47-1011.03

      Direct work crews installing residential or commercial solar photovoltaic or thermal systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $31.27

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $81,485.22
      Annual Job Openings
      6,652

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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    • Recycling and Reclamation Workers

      Recycling and Reclamation Workers

      SOC Career Code: 53-7062.04

      Prepare and sort materials or products for recycling. Identify and remove hazardous substances. Dismantle components of products such as appliances.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $16.47

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $37,827.49
      Annual Job Openings
      50,244

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Environmental Studies Emphasis

    Humanities and Social Sciences Division
    Degree A0411
    An emphasis in Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary course of study that provides students with an integrated and critical understanding of the natural environment and human interactions with it. The coursework is designed to examine the interplay between natural and social systems and the ideological foundations of humanity’s attitudes and behaviors in relation to its ever-changing environment. This program is designed to prepare students to research, analyze, and propose solutions to the myriad environmental challenges facing the world today through a well-rounded curriculum combining classroom, laboratory, and field study instruction. Students who are interested in an Environmental Science major are advised to follow the AA in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in natural sciences and to work with a counselor to select major courses appropriate to their intended transfer institution.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

     Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Choose a combination of any 3 courses 9-11
    BIOL 6
    Humans and the Environment
    BIOL 6L
    Humans and the Environment Laboratory
    BUSC 1A
    Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics
    or BUSC 1AH
    Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors
    GEOL 9
    Environmental Geology
    POLI 10
    Environmental Politics
    Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
    Choose a minimum of three units from the following:3-5
    BIOL 1
    General Biology
    BIOL 3
    Ecology and Field Biology
    BIOL 4
    Biology for Majors
    or BIOL 4H
    Biology for Majors - Honors
    BIOL 20
    Marine Biology
    BIOL 21
    Marine Biology Laboratory
    BIOL 25
    Conservation Biology
    BTNY 3
    Plant Structures, Functions, and Diversity
    CHEM 10
    Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
    CHEM 40
    Introduction to General Chemistry
    CHEM 50
    General Chemistry I
    or CHEM 50H
    General Chemistry I - Honors
    GEOG 1
    Physical Geography
    or GEOG 1H
    Physical Geography - Honors
    GEOG 1L
    Physical Geography Laboratory
    or GEOG 1LH
    Physical Geography Laboratory - Honors
    GEOG 10
    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    GEOL 1
    Physical Geology
    GEOL 8
    Earth Science
    or GEOL 8H
    Earth Science - Honors
    GEOL 8L
    Earth Science Laboratory
    MATH 110
    Elementary Statistics
    or MATH 110H
    Elementary Statistics - Honors
    MATH 140
    Calculus for Business
    MATH 160
    Precalculus Mathematics
    MATH 180
    Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
    METO 3
    Weather and the Atmospheric Environment
    METO 3L
    Weather and Atmospheric Environment Laboratory
    OCEA 10
    Introduction to Oceanography
    or OCEA 10H
    Introduction to Oceanography - Honors
    OCEA 10L
    Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory
    OCEA 20
    The Coastal Ocean
    PHYS 1
    Physics
    PHYS 2AG
    General Physics
    PHYS 4A
    Engineering Physics
    PHSC 9
    Physical Science
    PSYC 10
    Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    Social Science
    Choose two courses from the following:6
    ANTH 5
    Cultural Anthropology
    or ANTH 5H
    Cultural Anthropology - Honors
    BUSC 1B
    Principles of Economics - Microeconomics
    or BUSC 1BH
    Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors
    GEOG 2
    Human Geography
    or GEOG 2H
    Human Geography - Honors
    GEOG 5
    World Regional Geography
    GEOG 30
    Geography of California
    PHIL 12
    Introduction to Ethics
    or PHIL 12H
    Introduction to Ethics - Honors
    POLI 1
    Introduction to American Government and Politics
    or POLI 1H
    Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors
    SOC 2
    Contemporary Social Problems
    or SOC 2H
    Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
    Total Units18-22

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