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College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
Environmental Studies - AS

The Field

The future of our planet is uncertain given expected changes in climate, the human population, and technologies associated with human activities. Problem solvers are needed who are trained in assessing economic, social, ecological, and resource-use patterns, and who can develop sustainable solutions to cross-disciplinary problems. Programs like SUNY Delhi's Environmental Studies program provide this training and offer hope for the future of our planet and species.

The Instructional Program

The Environmental Studies A.S. degree program integrates rigorous training in the sciences with relevant social science courses and is designed primarily for students who plan to seek a bachelor's degree in the environmental or biological sciences.  SUNY Delhi's location in New York City's Catskill Watershed provides students with a unique instructional setting and the opportunity for significant hands-on experience.


SUNY Curriculum Code: 2009

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Course No. Course


BIOL ___ Biology course 1 by advisement 1 4
BIOL ___ Biology course 2 by advisement 1 4
BIOL 110 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 3
BIOL 145 General Ecology 4
CHEM 120 Introductory Chemistry I 2  
CHEM 125 Introductory Chemistry 2 2 4
CHEM 180 General Chemistry I 2  
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 3
COMM 100 Public Speaking 3
ECON 110 Introductory Microeconomics 3
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced
Composition 3
ENST 140 Introduction to Geographic Information
ENST 280 Environmental Studies Internship 3-4
GOVT 110 American Government 3
GOVT 130 World Affairs 3
HIST ___ U.S. History 1 OR U.S. History 2  
  OR 3
HIST 104 History of American Technology  
HIST ___ World and Western Civilization 1 OR
World and Western Civilization 2
_____ ___ ARTS/HUMNelective from GE8 3
LITR ____ Literature elective from GE7 3
MATH 115 Statistics 4
MATH 128 College Algebra 4  
MATH 150 Pre-Calculus 4 3
MATH 210 Calculus 1 4  
UNIV ___ UNIV 100 Freshman Seminar OR
UNIV 101 Student Success
1 or 3

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours


1 General Biology II is required by SUNY ESF. Botany and Zoology may be substituted for General Biology I and II.

2 Students must take CHEM 180 at Delhi for General Chemistry 1 credits at ESF.

3 English is by placement according to competency.

4 Students must complete Delhi's MATH 210 Precalculus or MATH 210 Calculus 1 to satisfy the math requirement at SUNY ESF.


Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Environmental Studies A.S. program should be able to: 

  1. Effectively communicate scientific ideas, concepts, and issues in both written and oral form.
  2. Know and apply the methods and tools of analysis used in scientific inquiry.
  3. Understand the relationship between biology and chemistry and the study of the environment.
  4. Understand and discuss the interplay between economics, politics, public policy, and contemporary environmental issues.
  5. Understand the importance of the political and economic behaviors and institutions that frame environmental policy.
  6. Understand and discuss the complex environmental issues facing the world, the nation, and the region.
  7. Understand and discuss the environmental issues and opportunities facing the Catskill watershed region.

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Last Updated: 5/18/11