Environmental Studies

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Science
Year Established: 
Science - (313) 845-6310 - science@hfcc.edu

The Associate in Science degree in Environmental Studies emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problem-solving at the local, regional, and international levels. Students completing this program can transfer to Bachelor''s program in four broad areas: land resources, nature studies, resource and policy management, and urban service.

Although the minimum requirement for completing the program is 61 credit hours, students may be able to take additional coursework at HFCC and transfer it to the 4-year institution.

Career Opportunities: 

Some occupations of Bachelors-level environmental studies majors are:

  • Teacher
  • National park naturalist
  • Resource policy planner
  • Air quality analyst
  • Regional land use planner
  • Public health officer
  • Public interest group director

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, counseling@hfcc.edu, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • University of Michigan - Dearborn

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
61 (Including Options/Electives)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.