What will I learn?

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Environmental and Natural Resource Sustainability program is designed for students seeking educational and professional development in occupations related to the sustainable use of resources. Students will gain an understanding of the multidimensional nature of modern sustainability issues, problems, and policies, ethical theories and moral principles of global environmental issues, methods of inquiry, human impact on ecosystems, and public policy related to environmental and natural resources. In addition, students participate in field and internship activities. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

The Environmental and Natural Resource Stewardship (ENRS) Program at Phoenix College is a cooperative effort involving Phoenix College, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and other community partners. Development of the Phoenix College ENRS Program has been funded in large part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The primary goal of the Phoenix College ENRS Program is to help students develop and internalize values of civic engagement in the area of environmental and natural resource stewardship. Through interdisciplinary studies and field experiences, ENRS Program students obtain a fundamental understanding of the multidimensional aspects of environmental and natural resource issues. During their studies, ENRS students acquire transferable knowledge and analytical skills which will provide a strong foundation for advanced degrees and/or careers related to environmental and natural resource conservation, stewardship, and sustainability.

Skills and Knowledge

Skills and knowledge gained in the program include the ability to:

Assess and test scientific knowledge and logic to understand and examine environmental problems.
Identify and measure human impacts on ecosystems and human policy on managing natural resources.
Describe appropriate techniques for evaluating efficient economic use of renewable, nonrenewable, and recyclable resources.
Develop students' skills using analytical tools such as supply and demand graphs to critically analyze environmental quality and natural resource problems.
Describe the methods that policy makers use to evaluate improvements or modifications to environmental quality.

Which department am I in?

Department of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (63-67 credits)

Tuition fees
US$8,010.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Department of Liberal Arts

1202 W. Thomas Road,



85013, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have graduation from secondary school equivalent to an American high school is required.

For international students

PC's open admission policy means that anyone can attend Phoenix College who:

Is a graduate of a high school, which is accredited by a regional accrediting association as defined by the United States Office of Education or approved by a State Department of Education or other appropriate state educational agency

Has a high school certificate of equivalency (GED)

Is at least 18 years of age and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the community college

as a transfer student in good standing from another college or university.

TOEFL - A minimum score on the Internet Base test (IBT) - 61, or Paper Base test (PBT) - 500

IELTS - A minimum score of 5.5

Application Deadlines are July 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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