Associate in Science (Transfer)
Are you passionate about understanding, preserving, and protecting the environment? Environmental Science may be the perfect fit for you. Begin your Environmental Science studies at ICC, then transfer to continue your passion of examining the human impact on the environment.
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The Environmental Science program at ICC prepares you for a wide range of careers. More than traditional lab careers that engage in environmental testing, professional careers exist within governmental agencies, such as the EPA, planning departments, geological and natural history surveys; National Park Service; soil and water conservation districts; and, much more.
Faculty who are experts in their fields teach all ICC courses. They are 100% committed to teaching so you’re ready to transfer to a university or move into your career.
As a member of the Student Association for the Environment (SAFE) you’ll put your environmental knowledge, skills, and interest into practice in our local ecosystem while fostering friendships among like-minded classmates.
Environmental Scientist, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wildlife Biologist, Ecologist, Environmental Lawyer, Regulatory Inspector, Hydrologist, Geographer, Policymaker, Clean Energy Innovator, Naturalist
If full time
5 terms if full-time (15-16 credits / term)
What if I attend part-time?
Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.
+ supplies & fees
Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
Students per class
Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
Will I be ready to transfer?
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the Environmental Sciences Program?
You’ll develop a greater understanding and appreciation for the environment and the biodiversity found within it. You’ll also learn about many “hot-topic” issues of our time, such as climate change, GMOs, pollution, and many more. Laboratory exercises include a nature hike along with water and soil testing on our campus.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
What Can I Expect as an Environmental Sciences Student?
- Many of our Environmental Sciences students transfer to ISU, Bradley, U of I and SIU. Start planning your transfer as soon as you start at ICC. You’ll take the right courses and finish faster. Reach out to the Transfer Center to learn about agreements with your future college or university. Transfer guides for your program can be found online.