The Environmental Science Program offers students the opportunity to combine knowledge of biology, chemistry, and physics in an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems involving human interaction with their environment. This transfer program comprises the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in environmental science. This option is ideal for students entering the fields of environmental science and technology, environmental policy, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental earth sciences, environmental law, environmental chemistry, environmental assessment, public affairs, environmental economics, environmental sustainability, waste management, marine science, applied ecology, biodiversity, and conservation biology.
The Environmental Science course emphasizes the understanding and application of the scientific method in hypothesis testing. The lab uses inquiry-based learning and teaches team collaboration as well as the concept of the scientific peer-review process to investigate such topics as: bioengineering, wetland restoration, develop a hypothesis on the success of the Cecil College water run-off retention ponds, test their hypothesis using macro invertebrate bioassays, and present their conclusions in the form of a scientific lab report.