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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies AAS Degree


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Please Note: The Environmental Science Technician Certificate and Environmental Studies Applied Associate Degree programs are on hold pending inactivation.

If you are interested in exploring Earth and Environmental Science, please speak with Academic Advising about our Associate of Science using Earth and Environmental Science  or the Earth and Environmental Science: Geographic Information Systems Skills Certificate  program at 734-462-4429 or email eadvise@schoolcraft.edu.

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00176

The environmental studies program is an interdisciplinary program that concentrates on the identification of environmental problems and the analysis of the complex interactions of human populations with the earth. The program includes discussions of technology and how it impacts the environment. Program courses incorporate the concept of sustainable development, a form of economic development that encourages economic growth while at the same time improving the quality of life and preserving the environment. The capstone course is a Directed Study course where students apply classroom knowledge to a field environmental issue.  The Environmental Studies AAS degree will provide students with a skill set that augments their employment opportunities in the environmental sector and beyond.

Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate of applied science degree. 

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Sample Schedule of Courses


First Year


Total Credits: 13-15

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 3

Second Year


Fall Semester


English Communication - Credits: 3

Select first General Education English Communication  course.*

Social Science - Credits: 3

Select General Education Social Science  course.* 

Total Credits: 14-17

Winter Semester


English Communication - Credits: 3

Select second General Education English Communication  course.* 

Total Credits: 17-18

Program Total: 61-67 Credits


*Please check Schoolcraft General Education requirements to determine course options.

**EARTH 294 is initiated by the student with guidance from instructors in the department. Students are expected to contact the department at least one semester or earlier before they decide to pursue this directed study course.

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