Environmental Science is the study of the relationships between the geological, biological, chemical, and ecological systems in the Earth’s natural environment. Students obtaining the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) in Environmental Sciences will learn the necessary concepts, problem solving skills and analytical thought processes to prepare them for transfer into a university-level major in Environmental Sciences, for entry-level positions in the discipline, or for a greater appreciation of how science is used to study the interactions between human activity and the earth’s systems.

The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) is a special degree offered at California Community Colleges. Students who earn an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to a campus within the California State University (CSU) system in a similar major, although not necessarily to a specific campus. Students who complete an AA-T or AS-T are given priority consideration when applying to a particular program that is similar to the student’s community college major and will be given a special GPA advantage when applying to CSU impacted campuses or majors. Students who are planning to pursue an AA-T or AS-T are strongly advised to meet with a counselor for additional information about this transfer program.