Environmental Science

Associate of Science

School: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Dean: Melanie Rie, mrie@sunyrockland.edu

Department Co-Chairs: Adessa Butler, abutler3@sunyrockland.edu  

Support Staff: Susan Kapral, skapral@sunyrockland.edu

Location: Academic I, Room 1101, Phone: 845-574-4203


Degrees Offered:

Program Goals:

The degree will provide an effective, rigorous, and dynamic science-based program that will attract, motivate, and prepare students to meet environmentally related challenges locally, regionally, and globally. In addition, it will provide an interdisciplinary education to enhance professional and personal development, encourage active citizenship in students and instill an appreciation and working knowledge of the complexity and diversity of social values and viewpoints in regard to environmental challenges.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Practice fundamental concepts that characterize Environmental Science
  • Demonstrate a variety of skills to share knowledge effectively including oral and written communication, planning, and implementation skills
  • Develop a variety of skills related to learning core concepts including critical thinking and reasoning skills as well as problem solving
  • Develop successful laboratory and field research skills
  • Integrate elements of the biological, physical and social sciences in the solutions of environmental problems
  • Evaluate the interdisciplinary nature of core concepts in the sciences and other subject areas