Environmental Science, A.S.-B.S.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation.

Students who transfer to UNC under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have all lower-level General Education requirements completed, but must complete these requirements through transfer or UNC coursework: Global Language, Research and Discovery, Lifetime Fitness, Communication Beyond Carolina, Campus Life Experience, and, where applicable, Supplemental General Education. Students who do not transfer in under the CAA should work closely with their advisor to determine which requirements apply to them for the IDEAs in Action General Education curriculum.

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Environmental Science, B.S. degree.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communication (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + GENR 119) 33
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (1 courses from a discipline other than economics; see UGETC list below)3
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P) 14
MAT 272Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P) 14
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101/101L + CHEM 102/102L) 18
Total Hours34

Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 3 43
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + GENR 119) 33
Total Hours12

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)1
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155) 24
One of: 23
CSC 134C++ Programing (UNC COMP 110)
CSC 151Java Programing (UNC COMP 110)
Electives Counting Toward UNC Minor 56
Total Hours14
Total Community College Hours60-61
1

Required in the major.

2

Counts in the major.

3

The department recommends ECON 101 as an elective for majors.  In order to receive transfer credit for ECON 101 at UNC, both ECO 251 and ECO 252 must be completed.

4

All NC Community College Language courses numbered 211 are approved to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill as a course that completes the GLBL-LANG IDEAs in Action requirement.

5

Students are required to earn a minor in an allied science, such as biology, chemistry, computer science, geography, geographic information sciences, geology, information science, marine science, mathematics, physics, or statistics and analytics.  It is recommended that students select a minor that they can complete 6 hours of credit for at the NCCC or a minor where they can apply at least 6 hours of coursework from the Environmental Science B.S. toward the minor as well.

Student must take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill.  Some courses that apply toward applicable minors may be available at the NCCC, but students should keep this policy in mind when planning which minor courses to take at the NCCC or at UNC.

UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

ENEC 201IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Environment and Society 1, H, F4
One of: 14
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Principles of Biology
and IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introductory Biology Laboratory 2, H, F
IDEAs in Action General Education logo General Physics I: For Students of the Life Sciences 2, F
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introductory Calculus-based Mechanics and Relativity 2, F
One earth system science course 13-4
Minor Course #3 1, 43
LFIT ---Lifetime Fitness1
Total Hours15-16
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

Semester 6

ENEC 203IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Environmental Science Problem Solving 13
or ENEC 415 Environmental Systems Modeling
or MATH 528 Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences I
or MATH 564 Mathematical Modeling in the Life Sciences
ENEC 698Capstone: Analysis and Solution of Environmental Problems 1, 53
or ENEC 694H IDEAs in Action General Education logo Honors Project in Environmental Sciences and Studies
One of: 14
Ecology and Evolution 2, H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo General Physics II: For Students of the Life Sciences 2, F
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introductory Calculus-based Electromagnetism and Quanta 2, F
Concentration Course #1 1, 33
Minor Course #4 1, 43
Total Hours16
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

Semester 7

One course from selected analytical skills option 1, 33-4
Concentration Course #2 1, 33
Concentration Course #3 1, 33
Minor Course #5 1, 43
Elective or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Total Hours15-16

Semester 8

One course from selected analytical skills option 1, 33-4
Concentration Course #4 1, 33
Concentration Course #5 1, 33
Electives or IDEAs in Action Requirements6
Total Hours15-16
1

Required in the major.

2

Counts in the major.

3

Full course lists for the earth system science, analytical skills, and concentrations courses can be found on the degree requirements.

4

Students are required to earn a minor in an allied science, such as biology, chemistry, computer science, geography, geographic information sciences, geology, information science, marine science, mathematics, physics, or statistics and analytics.  For the purposes of this pathway, we are assuming that students are able to count six hours (two courses) toward thier minor that were either taken at the NCCC or can double count in the Environmental Science B.S. degree, so only three of the five required minor courses are included at UNC.

Student must take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill.  Some courses that apply toward applicable minors may be available at the NCCC, but students should keep this policy in mind when planning which minor courses to take at the NCCC or at UNC.

5

IDEAs In Action Requirements: ENEC 694H fulfills RESEARCH.

UGETC Course List (A.S. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (two courses from at least two different disciplines)6
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 111)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR
COM 231
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social/Behavioral Science (two coures from at least two different disciplines)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Mathematics (select two courses)8
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
MAT 172Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P)
MAT 263Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P)
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P)
MAT 272 Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 8 SCH from the following courses):8
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/100L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)
BIO 111 & 112General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103 + BIOL 104)
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101/101L +CHEM 102/102L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101/101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
PHYS 151 & 152College Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 114 + PHYS 115)
PHYS 251 & 252General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 118 + PHYS 119)
Total Hours34

IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:

COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522 (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.

1

Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.

2

Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.

3

ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the transfer credit list for your community college campus.