Do you care about environmental quality, safer drinking water or cleaner air? Our Environmental Science Program is YOUR first step toward studying the impacts that road, dams and developments have on the environment.
If you are an effective communicator with good listening skills, able to think critically to compare and determine solutions and enjoy the sciences, let us help you get started!
What can I do with this in the workforce?
Once you have received your Associates in Science (AS) in Environmental Science, you will have the basic science and general education courses to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Graduates of our program have continued their education to work in the following fields:
What is the average salary?
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What is HACC’s program like?
Through our science and general education courses, you will gain the foundation to continue your education at a four-year school and study ecology, environmental management and science, industrial hygiene, recycling technology or waste management and will be able to to select between two concentrated areas of study: Geoscience or Biology.
As you complete our program, you will:
What classes will I take?
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Yes! Conveniently YOURS, our two-year degree program is designed so you can transfer to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities with no loss of credit. If your intended transfer school participates in Pennsylvania’s statewide college credit transfer system, you can begin at the junior level. Our programs also transfer well to schools outside of the statewide transfer system.
However, each college has its own unique program. Therefore, we encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so you can take the proper classes at HACC.
|California University of Pennsylvania:||Pennsylvania Statewide P2P Agreement (pdf)
|East Stroudsburg University of PA:||Pennsylvania Statewide P2P Agreement (pdf)
|Elizabethtown College:||Environmental Science into General Science or Environmental Science (pdf)
|Kutztown University of PA:||Pennsylvania Statewide P2P Agreement (pdf)
|Lincoln University:||Pennsylvania Statewide P2P Agreement (pdf)
|Mansfield University of PA:||Pennsylvania Statewide P2P Agreement (pdf)
|Shippensburg University of PA:||Pennsylvania Statewide P2P Agreement (pdf)
Where can I complete this program?
You can complete the full Environmental Science Program at the Harrisburg Campus.
Does HACC offer scholarships?
When can I apply?
With classes in the spring, summer and fall, you can apply anytime on our website. When you do, make sure you include the program code 3046 with your application. By using this code, you can be sure you’re applying to the correct program.
How can I learn more?
Successfully YOURS, let us help you follow your passion for protecting our resources. Learn more about our two-year transfer program by contacting an admissions counselor or our department chair Rae Dennis. You may also request more information online.