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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
AdvisorEmma Leb
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Senior Administrative AssistantKathy Bleday
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Environmental Science - Natural Science, AA

Are You Concerned About Our Influence on the Environment

Are you concerned about our influence on the environment and would like to be part of the solution? Do you often wonder how we could do a better job monitoring the environment and protecting it? Then environmental science is for you! Students majoring in environmental science get jobs in research, industry, government and education. Some people focus on monitoring the environment and work at places like the US EPA lab on Gulf Breeze. Others focus on environmental clean-up and work for industry or government agencies. Others are more concerned with educating the public and may work at parks or outdoor education centers like Biophilia in Niceville. No matter what you decide to do, you can get started at Gulf Coast State College!

Why Choose a Career in Environmental Science?

Obviously we live in an industrialized society and the choices we make impact our environment in many different ways. Unfortunately, industrialized societies pollute the environment. How can we live more sustainable? A career in environmental science will help you answer that question. Since jobs are so varied, go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find information about salaries.

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Environmental Science Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Economics, Macro
Biology Courses
Chemistry Courses
Physics Courses
Economics, Micro

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Environmental Science AA Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Environmental Economists
Fish and Game Wardens
Chief Sustainability Officers
Hydroelectric Production Managers
Wind Energy Operations Managers

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida International University
University of Miami

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Are you ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.