Environmental Science (Biophysical Track)

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 62-64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Program Core

  • BIO/CON 103 Environmental Science
  • BIO 221/CON 202 Principles of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology
  • BIO 221L/CON 202L Principles of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology Lab
  • CON 100 First Year Experience in Conservation
  • CON 190 Conservation Field Camp
  • CON 102 Introduction to Fish and Wildlife OR CON 224 Dendrology and Field Botany OR HRT 280 Field Entomology with Integrated Pest Management

General Education

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 102 Introduction to Reading Literature
  • COM 110 Public Speaking
  • BIO 121 General Biology I
  • BIO 122 General Biology II
  • CHM 121 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 122 General Chemistry II
  • MAT 121 Introductory Statistics OR MAT 200 Statistics
  • MAT 145 Survey of Functions I or higher
  • HIS 100 Early Western Civilization: Greeks to the Renaissance OR HIS 101 Modern Western Civilization: Enlightenment to the Cold War OR HIS 122 Modern World History
  • HIS 110 Early Untied States History OR HIS 111 Modern United States History
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved Social Science Electives*
  • 4-5 credit hours of an Advisor approved Mathematics/Science Elective**
  • 3 credit hours of a 200 Level Conservation Elective


*ECO 210 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics is recommended.

**At least 4 credits from prefix BIO, CHM, MAT, or PHY based on advisor recommendation. Suggestions are listed below.

  • BIO 240 Principles of Genetics AND BIO 241 Laboratory in Genetics
  • CHM 211 Organic Chemistry
  • MAT 271 Calculus I
  • MAT 272 Calculus II
  • PHY 118 College Physics I
  • PHY 151 University Physics I

SUNY General Education Electives

For information on which courses fulfill SUNY General Education Electives and for information on transferring to a four-year school, visit www.flcc.edu/academics/transfer-guidelines.