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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
AdvisorJamie Webb
Professor, Natural Sciences
850.769.1551 ext. 2858

Senior Administrative AssistantKathy Bleday

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Environmental Science - Policy, AA

Do You Want to Make a Difference to Improve Our Environment?

Do you like the outdoors, environment, water, or beach? Are you passionate about clean groundwater, soil, and air? Does climate change interest you? If so, Gulf Coast State College can prepare you for a career in environmental science policy option. Environmental scientists have careers in a variety of areas, such as: consulting with industry, business, and governmental leaders on environmental and engineering problems; working to remediate contaminated sites; researching new and innovative scientific technology, and much more.  The career fields are dynamic, engaging, and offer ever-changing challenges and development.

For a career in environmental science policy option, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree, and an associate’s degree can begin your path to success. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, but provides a high-quality education.   A two-year degree in Gulf Coast’s Environmental Science Policy Option AA University Transfer Track will help you save money on your overall education costs and prepare you for success at a top university in Florida.

Make the most of Gulf Coast’s generous scholarship and financial aid programs. Over half of Gulf Coast State College students receive some kind of financial assistance.

Gulf Coast State College’s average class size of 22 students means that you’ll get personalized attention from your professors and the encouragement you need along the way.

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Environmental Science Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Pre-Calculus Algebra
Economics, Macro
Biology Course
Chemistry Courses
Physics Courses
Economics, Micro

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Environmental Science - Policy AA Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Environmental Restoration Planners
Environmental Economists
Forest and Conservation Workers
Solar Energy Installation Managers
Biofuels Production Managers
Wind Energy Operations Managers

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University
University of South Florida

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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.