Academics

Environmental Science

 

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course of study that presents an overview of ecological issues from a scientific perspective. With a broad foundation across the natural sciences, the coursework examines the interrelated nature of environmental and social systems. This program is designed to equip students with the skills and tools to successfully use the scientific method while studying and solving environmental problems.

Transfer Preparation

Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Arts Degree - Environmental Science

24 units + General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement - Environmental Science

24 units

The Environmental Science Program is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course of study that presents an overview of ecological issues from a scientific perspective. With a broad foundation across the natural sciences, the coursework examines the interrelated nature of environmental systems. This program is designed to equip students with the skills and tools to successfully use the scientific method while studying and solving environmental problems.

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Potential Career Options

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Job Title Typical Education Median Wage
Chief Sustainability Officers Bachelor Degree $180,422
Biofuels Production Managers Bachelor Degree $108,103
Hydroelectric Managers Bachelor Degree $108,103
Wind Energy Managers Bachelor Degree $74,787
Environmental Compliance Inspectors Bachelor Degree $82,240
Sustainability Specialists Bachelor Degree $70,041
Park Naturalists Bachelor Degree $69,797
Forest and Conservation Technicians Associate Degree $40,863
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists Bachelor Degree $44,720
Solar Energy Installation Managers Certificate $63,717

Primary Academic Department: Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences