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Associate of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Why Choose Earth and Environmental Sciences?

An associate of science degree in earth and environmental sciences prepares students as entry-level technicians or for continuing education in a four-year program. The degree offers a broad, integrated, and in-depth approach to the sciences. You will study geological, environment, earth systems, and earth sciences within this program while preparing for entry-level work in environmental labs and testing. This two-year program is broad enough to allow you to transfer seamlessly to a four-year program at either Wright State University—Lake Campus or Dayton Campus and provides a solid foundation for further education.


The student who earns this degree may have career options in biological research, medical laboratories, earth and environmental science, or other science disciplines. You'll be prepared for entry-level technician work at a lab or testing center. Most students go on to complete a four-year science program.

Real-World Experience

We arm you with the knowledge and experiences they need to transition from student to professional. You will gain hands-on experience through a variety of community-based programs, service-learning opportunities, internships, and research projects. You will get hands-on experience with water testing, environmental remediation, and field studies. Many environmental labs want graduates with some experience and this program will prepare you to go directly into the workforce.

Academics and Curriculum

View Associate of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.


Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in earth and environmental sciences.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major.  If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in earth and environmental sciences.

Contact Information

Chuck Ciampaglio, Ph.D.


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