What will I learn?

This program meets the lower division major preparation for a similar major at CSU, Chico. The major promotes an understanding of basic operational principles underlying the biosphere and ecosystem through a transdisciplinary approach to understanding interaction between the biological and physical world and human institutions. Students will understand essential biological and physical processes, analyze human/environment interactions, understand different cultural perspectives on the environment, build critical thinking skills as the basis for decision making and sound value judgements, gain specialized analytical skills in at least one area of environmental science, build teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution skills, and develop effective communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Investigate and describe specific evidence used to construct individual scientific principles. Use scientific principles to explain well-established fundamental biological or physical phenomena and analyze their underlying components. Utilize scientific methodologies when solving a problem. Demonstrate knowledge of how human activities impact the physical and biological environments. Demonstrate knowledge of environmental policy-making, regulation, compliance, enforcement, and the collection of data from fieldwork.

Which department am I in?

Butte College

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 60 Units)

Tuition fees
USD $234 per unit (plus enrollment and service fees)
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Butte College

3536 Butte Campus Drive,

OROVILLE,

California,

95965, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Butte College admits all high school graduates or the equivalent, and any persons 18 years of age or over who are capable of benefiting from the instruction offered. High school non-graduates who are over 18 years of age shall be admitted provisionally. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Internet Based) score of 45; TOEFL (Paper Based) score of 450; IELTS score 5.0; PTE Academic score 39; IEKEN (Japan) Score of 2; GTEC CBT (Japan) score of 900; ELS score of 109; KAPLAN Language Centers Higher Intermediate Level.

For international students

Butte College admits all high school graduates or the equivalent, and any persons 18 years of age or over who are capable of benefiting from the instruction offered. High school non-graduates who are over 18 years of age shall be admitted provisionally. Other K-12 students, who have the permission of their principal, counselor, and a parent, may be eligible for admission. Students who meet the eligibility requirements for admission must submit an Application for Admission on-line through CCC Apply or by submitting a paper application to the Office of Admissions and Records prior to registration. K-12 students must also complete and submit a concurrent enrollment permission form to the Main Campus Welcome Center.

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

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