Associate Degree for Transfer in Environmental Science

Riverside City College
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

Associate Degree for Transfer in Environmental Science

The ADT in Environmental Science introduces the concepts and principles upon which environmental knowledge is based including the biological, chemical, and physical concepts underlying scientific theory and application to environmental issues. Students will develop skills for critical/analytical thinking, perceptive reading/observation and interpretation to apply to environmental concerns affecting our everyday lives. The AS-T in Environmental Science provides students with a core curriculum to develop key skills for applying biological, physical and chemical principles to the study of the environment and developing solutions to environmental problems.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

Intersession (Winter/summer)

Cemistry 3 or Math Prep* for Math 1A


  • English 1A/1AH
  • Chemistry 1A/1AH
  • Mathematics 1A*

Intersession (Winter/summer)

Communication 1 or 9


  • Biology 60
  • English 1B/1BH
  • Math 12 or Psychology 48 or Sociology 48

Intersession (Winter/summer)

  • Anthropology 2 or Psychology 1
  • Political Science 1


  • Biology 19
  • Biology 61 or Chemistry 1B
  • History 15
  • Physics 2A or 4A

Intersession (Winter/summer)

  • Economics 8
  • Geography 1 & 1L or Geology 1 & 1L


  • Art History 6 or Theater Arts 3 or Music 25
  • Foreign Language (or two years of high school foreign language)
  • Physics 2B or 4B
  • History 1 or 2

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tuition fees: $394 per unit for international students.

Career paths

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Conservation / Wildlife Biologist
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Agronomist
  • Climate Scientist
  • Landscape Architect

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

Contact info

Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave
92880 Riverside California
United States of America (USA)

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