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 Contact Information
Chairperson: Dr. Donna Howell
Associate Chairperson :
Dr. Michael Ansonoff
Dept. Assistant :
Wanda Young
Phone : 732.906.2592
Email: dhowell@middlesexcc.edu
Location : SH 104
Natural Sciences
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 Contact Information
Chairperson: Dr. Donna Howell
Associate Chairperson :
Dr. Michael Ansonoff
Dept. Assistant :
Wanda Young
Phone : 732.906.2592
Email: dhowell@middlesexcc.edu
Location : SH 104

Sustainability Science – Science Transfer A.S. Degree

With the planet projected to be home to 9 billion by the middle of the 21st century, an environmentally friendly way to support this population is required. Join the conversation with a degree in Sustainability. The degree will provide a broad foundation in the sciences so that students have a basic understanding of the scientific principles of sustainability and the fundamentals of the scientific approach to problem-solving. Through a rigorous academic program that integrates theory and hands-on practice, graduates will be prepared to transition seamlessly into a four-year Environmental Sustainability program.

Career Fields Include:

  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Biofuel Production Operator
  • Director of Sustainability
  • Ecotourism Guide
  • Environmental Public Relations Specialist
  • Landscape Architect
  • Soil Conservation Technician
  • Solar Engineer
  • Sustainability Program Coordinator
  • Watershed Manager
  • Wetland Specialist
  • Wind Energy Engineer
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Semester I

Semester II

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

Semester III

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

4

Select one course from SCI-155, SCI-157, SCI-160.

Semester IV

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

OR

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Contact Information

Contact Name: Donna Howell, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2592
Contact Email: dhowell@middlesexcc.edu 
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/natural-sciences/

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn if they study sustainability?

Upon completion of the program, students will gain insight into critical environmental factors effecting air, water, climate and ecosystems.  In addition, students will develop an understanding of sustainable practices and identify how in society such practices can be successfully introduced.

Are there any requirements students must satisfy before taking courses in the major?

A passing score on the College’s mathematics placement test for both Algebra I and Algebra II or MAT-013 and MAT-014 is required for all Sustainability majors. In addition, a high school laboratory chemistry course with a minimum grade of “C” or CHM-020 and a high school laboratory biology course or BIO-010 with a minimum grade of “C” are also required.

Can Sustainability students transfer to four-year colleges and universities?

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all of the lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements with private institutions may provide similar transfer provisions. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

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