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Study environmental science and build a solid foundation in general education classes at EICC. With low-cost tuition and guaranteed transfer agreements in place, this is the smart way to do your first two years. Small classes instead of huge lecture sections are a bonus, too.
What You Learn in the Environmental Science Pathway
Dive into common environmental problems and discuss possible causes, consequences, and remedies. Begin your studies in physical geology and learn about rock and hydraulic cycles, erosion, and earthquakes. In biology and chemistry courses, study cell division, genetics, the composition of matter, and more. Other courses give you the general education needed to transfer. You graduate prepared to succeed at a four-year college.
What Can I Do With A Career In Environmental Science?
You choose. Safeguard residents and communities. Develop plans to clean up pollution and brownfield sites. Work with industries to reduce waste. Document environmental hazards and health risks. You can advise federal and state policymakers. Work in an office or a lab, or in hands-on in the field investigating conditions and collecting data.
It is a rewarding career field that focuses on the health of our natural world which is tied to the well-being of each person living on our planet. Your work has impact.
A Solid Foundation
Study chemical applications in biology, cell division, genetics, and more.
There’s a spark
Dimensional analysis, gases, atomic structure, chemical bonding, etc.
Dive into issues related to the environment.
More than numbers
Obtain, present, and organize statistical data. Skills important to your career.
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This massive wetland is tucked between rail yards and an oxbow lake in southwest Davenport. It's home to 300 acres of hiking trails, 150+ species of animals, and 400+ species of plants. Study conservation and wetlands here. Or just come to play and revel in the surroundings. It's a classroom and nature's playground.MORE ON WETLANDS
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Complete 12 credit hours with 3.5 GPA, and your local chapter will send you an invite to join. Each of our colleges has a chapter which means you’ll be supported by your peers. PTK offers transfer scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development.JOIN PTK
Need some extra help? We offer drop-in and scheduled tutoring on each campus, and online, too. You can also get a writing consultation via email. Visit our tutoring centers for more information on services and schedules.EXPLORE ACADEMIC RESOURCES
Your Degree = Success
Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.
Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.Explore the value of an associate’s degree
Keep Your Transfer Plan Current
Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.TRANSFER PLANNING
What if I transfer to
Your credits will transfer to any other accredited institution. We’ve worked out transfer
agreements with select partner colleges and universities. Contact your advisor to
know exactly how your credits will work at:
Cedar Falls, Iowa
- 2.0 GPA required for transfer
- +2 years estimated completion at UNI
Employment and Wage Outlook
How EICC Fits Your Goals
Maybe the 4-year where you plan to transfer has added a new major or perhaps you discovered a new career field. We're here to guide and support you, so let us know. Keep in regular contact with your EICC advisor and lean on these services and resources, too.
Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.
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