• Environmental Sciences and Management


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    The study of environmental sciences and management equips students with a general understanding of the environmental challenges facing our world. It is an interdisciplinary science that prepares students for positions in a variety of fields including environmental policy, natural resource management, pollution control, conservation, lobbying, environmental education and environmental communication. The Environmental Sciences option provides a strong foundation in mathematics, science and economics, preparing students to deal with environmental systems and human impacts on those systems.

    Information for students planning to transfer to PSU:

    • Completion of EHS101 and EHS201 at MHCC counts as ESM 222 at PSU
    • Completion of EHS143 and EHS243 at MHCC counts as ESM 221 at PSU
    • ESR271 at MHCC counts as ESM 220 at PSU
    • No MHCC courses will count toward the required ESM 400-level courses.

    Environmental Sciences

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH221 General Chemistry I 5
    GEOG105 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
    MTH243 Statistics I 4
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Term Credits: 16
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH222 General Chemistry II 5
    MTH244 Statistics II 4
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Environmental Science elective / university requirements 3-4
    Term Credits: 16-17
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics 4
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
    Health and Physical Education requirement1 3
    Environmental Science elective / university requirements 3
    Term Credits: 14
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI211 Principles of Biology I 5
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus 5
    Environmental Science elective / university requirements 3
    Term Credits: 13
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI212 Principles of Biology II 5
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus 5
    Arts & Letters requirement1 3-4
    Term Credits: 16-17
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI213 Principles of Biology III 5
    PHL202 Fundamental Ethics 4
    Environmental Science elective / university requirements 3
    Term Credits: 12

    1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to degree requirements, pages 33-34.
    2 MTH111 is the prerequisite for MTH251 and can also be used as the prerequisite for MTH243.

    The following courses may fulfill Environmental Science electives:
    Course Title Credits
    ESR231 Energy Management I 3
    ESR232 Energy Management II 3
    ESR281 Elements of Industrial Hygiene 3
    ESR285 Safety and Health Studies and Laws 3
    ESR271 Environmental Science II: Introduction to Environmental Engineering 4
    EHS100 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety 2
    EHS101 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations I 3
    EHS143 Environmental Science Lab I: EPA Methodology Lab and Sampling 3
    EHS171 Environmental Science I: Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 3
    EHS201 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations II 3
    EHS221 Environmental Safety I: Emergency Response Planning 4
    EHS222 Environmental Safety II: Environmental Auditing 4
    EHS225 Human and Environmental Toxicology 3
    EHS230 Sustainable Business Practice 3
    EHS243 Environmental Science Lab II: Introduction to Instrumental Analysis 4
    WE280EV_ Cooperative Education Internship 3

    Environmental Studies

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Math or MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions 5
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Environmental Studies elective / university requirements 3
    Term Credits: 12
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH243 Statistics I 4
    EHS143 Environmental Science Lab I: EPA Methodology Lab and Sampling 3
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Oral Communication requirement 4
    Term Credits: 14-15
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
    Health and Physical Education requirement 3
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Environmental Studies elective / university requirements 3-4
    Term Credits: 13-16
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI211 Principles of Biology I 5
    GEOG105 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
    Environmental Studies elective / university requirements 6-9
    Term Credits: 14-17
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI212 Principles of Biology II 5
    EHS222 Environmental Safety II: Environmental Auditing 4
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Environmental Studies elective / university requirements 3
    Term Credits: 15-16
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI213 Principles of Biology III 5
    EHS243 Environmental Science Lab II: Introduction to Instrumental Analysis 4
    Environmental Studies elective / university requirements 6
    15
    The following courses may fulfill Environmental Studies electives:
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ESR271 Environmental Science II: Introduction to Environmental Engineering 4
    ESR281 Elements of Industrial Hygiene 3
    ESR285 Safety and Health Studies and Laws 3
    EHS101 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations I 3
    EHS201 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations II 3
    EHS225 Human and Environmental Toxicology 3
    EHS230 Sustainable Business Practice 3

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