The Associate of Science Degree — Environmental Geoscience Specialization is for students with an interest in the natural sciences and a love of the outdoors. The Environmental Geosciences encompass a broad range of disciplines that allow students to develop an understanding of Earth’s related natural systems and processes. Graduates will be well versed in atmospheric, hydrological, ecological, and geological studies and may go on to complete degrees in geography, geology or biology or may find work in a variety of fields, such as mining and mineral exploration, fisheries, wildlife and freshwater management, climate modelling and wind and solar energy production. Fieldwork and field-based methods are an integral part of this Associate Degree. For more information please contact the coordinator Gordon Weary.
Earns you an ASSOCIATE of SCIENCE DEGREE — ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE SPECIALIZATION.
This programs also provides you with the first two years required for a B.Sc (Integrated) degree at the Terrace Campus of the University of Northern BC. This program is designed specifically to provide NWCC Environmental Geoscience students with a full Bachelor of Science degree in two more years with an emphasis on aquatic sciences and environmental remediation.
Program Outline This specialization program allows students to focus on Environmental Geosciences while still receiving the benefits of an Associate Degree. This program has been designed to facilitate maximum transferability to a full degree program or to conclude after two years at NWCC. Most of the courses listed below can also be applied towards the Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) designation with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
In order for students to obtain an Associate of Science - Envrionmental Geostudies Degree - Students must first complete the Applied Earth and Environmental Studies Certificate as well as the courses below.
|COURSE NUMBER||COURSE TITLE|
|BIOL 201 OR||Invertebrate Zoology|
|BIOL 208 OR Any Second Year Biology||Biology of Plants|
|CPSC 111 OR||Introduction to Computers|
|GEOG 110||People and the Environment|
(ENGL 101; ENGL 151; ENGL 102, or ENGL 152
|GEOG 112 OR||Environments and Planning|
|GEOG 110 OR||People and the Environment|
|GEOG 210 OR||Environments and Society|
|PHIL 210||Environmental Ethics|
|*MATH 101||Calculus I: Differential Calculus|
|MATH 131||Introduction to Statistics|
|TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:|
|CHEM 101||Introductory Chemistry I|
|CHEM 102||Introductory Chemistry II|
|CHEM 121||Principles of Chemistry I|
|CHEM 122||Principles of Chemistry II|
|MATH 102||Calculus II: Integral Calculus|
|PHYS 101||Introduction to Physics I|
|PHYS 102||Introductory Physics II|
|PHYS 121||Advanced Physics I|
|PHYS 122||Advanced Physics II|
|ONE ARTS ELECTIVE||Any Arts Course
(Field School Recommended)
*Please note: Math 115 (or equivalent) is a required pre-requisite for Math 101.
The Environmental Geosciences encompasses a broad range of disciplines that allow students to develop an understanding of Earth’s elated natural systems and processes. Students graduating in the Environmental Geosciences will be well versed in atmospheric, hydrological, ecological and geological studies.
Students who obtain this associate degree may go on to complete a specific degree in Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, or Biology, or may find employment in a variety of fields including; Mineral and Resource Exploration, Parks and Recreation Planning, Fish, Wildlife and Freshwater Management, Forestry, Climate Modeling, Geotechnical Surveying, Community Planning, Conventional and Alternative Energy Projects and any other profession that requires an individual with a knowledge of Earth and Earth’s processes."
BC High School Minimum: Grade 12 graduation preferred; individual course prerequisites
Alternate Minimum: Mature students, 19 and over, and students entering from CCP may be admitted without Grade 12
Continuous intake; courses offered at Prince Rupert, and Terrace campuses.