Environmental Science AS

Environmental Science

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary academic field of study that deals with the interactions of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the ecosystems. It involves a wide range of transferable skills that are useful in the job market.

The field of environmental science educates us on how to conserve the ecosystem where we obtain natural resources. This field prepares you to tackle challenges of environmental issues. A degree in Environmental Science prepares you to obtain a job in a variety of settings from research to clinical labs.

SCTCC offers an AS Degree in Environmental Science that provides an excellent foundation and the skills to prepare students for a four-year degree. The program provides an understanding of natural resource and the human impact on ecological processes. The Environmental Science Degree (AS) is transferable to the Environmental Studies program via an articulation agreement with St. Cloud State University and Bemidji State University.

Skills Acquired

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Digital technologies
  • Innovative thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Commercial awareness
  • Observation skills

Career Choices

The following are the five main career fields in Environmental Science

Environmental Scientist

  • Oceanographer
  • Climatologist
  • Environmental risk assessment manager
  • Environmental scientists and specialists, including health
  • Environmental science teachers
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental Planner
  • Research analyst in environmental science
  • Energy analyst

Environmental Engineer

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Energy analyst
  • Bioinformatics
  • Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors
  • Environmental engineering technicians

Environmental Lawyer: responsible for using law to find justice for the environment, people, organisms, or wildlife.

Environmental Biologist

  • Ecologist
  • Biogeochemist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Wild life Biologists
  • Zoologist

Environmental Geologist

  • Paleontologist
  • Hydrologists
  • Geochemist
Environmental Science Video


The associate’s degree in Environmental Science fully transfers to a bachelor’s degree program at St. Cloud State University and Bemidji State University.

Info Sessions

Contact Us

Khaldoun Ahmad
Environmental Science Instructor

Cell: (816) 288-9521

Clubs & Organizations

Environmental Science Club

SCTCC Student Clubs

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