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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Environmental Science (SCI-104)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.
May 2014 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify different types of ecological communities and describe the manners in which such communities interact with their biotic and abiotic environments; evaluate the role of human activities in generating pollution, deforestation and other such activities on their environment; analyze the manner in which humans and other living organisms are able to adapt to the environments of the various biomes that make up the Earth's biosphere; analyze the pros and cons of obtaining energy from various sources including nuclear, coal, oil, biomass, solar, etc.; and propose solutions to the problem of increased carbon (and methane) emissions causing anthropogenic global warming.


This self-study course covers a variety of issues related to the environment and the human impact on the ecosphere. Students examine various biotic and abiotic factors that contribute to the environment and its health and various biomes and climates that cover the Earth and the factors that distinguish them and human activities and their effects on the environment, including discussion of global climate change, deforestation, extinctions caused by human encroachment, etc.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Environmental Science or as a core science requirement, including a laboratory component (6/14) (4/19 revalidation).