Environmental Science

Environmental Science Designation

Transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver
Program of Study

About the Program

Environmental Science investigates the systems in the world around us. Your studies will meet the requirements for entry into conservation, research careers, and agricultural science, or work as a teacher, writer, scientist, or researcher. After you finish your Associate of Science (A.S.) degree at CCD, you can then transfer to a four-year college or university and continue working toward a bachelor’s degree. 

Spacious labs and modern equipment are all ready and available for students. Hands-on learning and small classroom size, as well as a strong tutoring program, make CCD the right choice.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD's Excel Zone.

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. 

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles, and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

The Associate of Science degree in Environmental Science is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUDenver) to complete a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. This degree prepares you to transfer as a junior to MSUDenver and to work in areas such as zoology, conservation, hydrology, and teaching. It also gives you a strong foundation for seeking an advanced degree in environmental law or environmental engineering.

Internships & Service Learning Opportunities

Please speak with your program chair regarding internship and research opportunities.

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

Employment of environmental science and protection technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

An A.S. in environmental science sets the stage for a career in a number of areas, including the following:

  • Ecologist
  • Education
  • Environmental Attorney
  • Environmental Planner
  • Forest Ranger
  • Land Use Planning
  • Landfill Operation and Monitoring
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Outdoor Adventure Educator
  • State Park Resource Ecologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Soil and Water Conservation

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

The median annual wage for environmental science and protection technicians was $45,490 in May 2017.

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.