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Sustainability Science - Science Transfer

Program Code: SUS.AS
Associate in Science Degree

The Sustainability Science program provides a broad foundation in science so that students understand the fundamentals of the scientific approach to problem-solving and how to apply these scientific principles to sustainability. Graduates will be prepared to transition seamlessly into a four-year Environmental Sustainability program.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

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Semester I

1-3

Students may satisfy this requirement with any HED or PED course.

Semester II

3

Choose a courses designated in the course Catalog as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

Semester III

3

Choose one course designated in the course Catalog as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Semester IV

3

Select one course designated in the course Catalog as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

OR

3

Select one course designated in the course Catalog as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Total Credits 60 - 64

Contact Information

Contact Name: Donna Howell, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2592
Contact Email: dhowell@middlesexcc.edu 
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/natural-sciences/

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn if they study sustainability?

Upon completion of the program, students will gain insight into critical environmental factors effecting air, water, climate and ecosystems.  In addition, students will develop an understanding of sustainable practices and identify how in society such practices can be successfully introduced.

Are there any requirements students must satisfy before taking courses in the major?

A passing score on the College’s mathematics placement test for both Algebra I and Algebra II or MAT-013 and MAT-014 is required for all Sustainability majors. In addition, a high school laboratory chemistry course with a minimum grade of “C” or CHM-020 and a high school laboratory biology course or BIO-010 with a minimum grade of “C” are also required.

Can Sustainability students transfer to four-year colleges and universities?

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all of the lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements with private institutions may provide similar transfer provisions. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

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