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Environmental Science


See the world through science

What you’ll learn

Earth and Environmental Sciences lets you take diverse classes like oceanography, hydrology, and soil science, while studying the overall relationship between Earth and its inhabitants.

Transfer Interest Area

Begin your studies in earth and environmental science at an institution with small class sizes and big commitment to sustainability. Study lecture-lab courses like WST 230 Watersheds and Hydrology, SOIL 205 Introduction to Soil Science, and ENSC 265 Environmental Science Field Methods to get a solid grounding before transferring to a four-year college.

2 years Full-time
$15,408 Full program


  • Learn to make a difference locally and globally through the application of science
  • Experience the dynamic nature of the Earth by learning outside
  • Understand more about rocks, soil, creatures (past and present), landscapes, and weather
  • Explore our region’s river, ocean, lake, and forest environments
  • Help society build resilience to challenges such as climate change, earthquakes, and volcanoes
  • Study the history of the Earth’s systems and implications for the future


The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree will let you transfer to a four-year Oregon college of your choice to continue your studies in environmental science, opening the path to many careers that can help the fight against climate change.

Make sure you meet with advisors at both LCC and the college you intend to transfer to, since environmental science is usually an interdisciplinary major with different course requirements at each transfer institution. Learn more about transferring at our Transfer Center.

Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer

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