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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Environmental Biology Transfer to Montana State University-Bozeman


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Environmental Biology is a growing field as Americans see the need to clean up the environment and conserve clean water, a resource that we always assumed had an infinite supply. Studying Environmental Biology gives the student a solid understanding of the processes used in Chemistry, Biology, and Microbiology for applications in land, water, and other natural resources. This transfer program is the foundation for a four-year degree which then provides a good foundation for jobs in private environmental industries that address problems associated with disturbed environments, government jobs in environmental management and policy, or for graduate research.

Associate of Science Degree


Suggested course of study for a transfer to Montana State University - Bozeman:


First Year Total: 31

Second Year


Second Year Total: 34

Total Credits: 65


*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Advising Information:


For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                             
Russ Lamson Ruth Wrightsman, Ph.D.
LRC 129 RH 132
(406) 756-3885 (406) 756-3878
rlamson@fvcc.edu rwightsman@fvcc.edu

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students can usually earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for many transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements  for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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