Academics

Environmental Science

The Environmental Science area of study at Illinois Central College is designed for students planning to transfer to a senior college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. During the two years at Illinois Central College, the student concentrates on building a strong foundation in the sciences and mathematics, and meets the requirements for the Associate in Science degree. The Environmental Science program is designed to prepare the student for a wide range of career opportunities. In addition to the positions traditionally available in laboratories that engage in environmental testing, professional careers exist within governmental agencies, including: (1) state and national departments of the EPA; (2) local and state planning departments; (3) state geological and natural history surveys; (4) the National Park Service; (5) soil and water conservation districts; (6) local and state health departments; (7) U.S. Geological Survey; (8) Departments of Natural Resources; and (9) OSHA. Further, various privately funded organizations maintain a staff of professionally trained environmental scientists.

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Recommended General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
ECON 110PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
BIOL 114ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 4
BIOL 160BIOPRINCIPLES I 4
CHEM 130GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4
MATH 211STATISTICAL ANALYSIS 4
MATH 222CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I 5
HUMANITIES *3
FINE ARTS *3

Recommended Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 161BIOPRINCIPLES II 4
CHEM 132GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4
CHEM 220
or
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 
or
5
PHYS 120GENERAL PHYSICS 5
CHEM 210
or
FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 
or
4
CHEM 230
or
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 
or
4
PHYS 121GENERAL PHYSICS 5
PHYSC 110ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT 4

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1BIOL 114; PHYSC 110; ENGL 110; MATH 222
Spring Semester 1BIOL 160; CHEM 130; MATH 211; ENGL 111
Summer SemesterCHEM 132
Fall Semester 2CHEM 220 or PHYS 120; COMM 110 or COMM 212; Humanities; ECON 110
Spring Semester 2BIOL 161; CHEM 210 or CHEM 230 or PHYS 121; Social Science; Fine Arts

Program Contact Information

Math, Science, and Engineering

East Peoria Campus

Academic Building, Room 320B

(309) 694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training

General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

Transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities. For additional transfer information, including information on transfer partnerships and transfer guides:

Transfer Planning