NHTI's Environmental Sciences degree program provides an interdisciplinary approach to studying the social, ethical, and ecological interactions between the natural world and society. It offers the first two years of courses necessary for a four-year bachelor’s degree in environmental science for students interested in transferring.
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Applicants are required to have:
- High school Biology with a lab with a C or higher
- High school Chemistry with a lab with a C or higher
- Algebra I or higher with a C or higher
Graduates of associate and bachelor’s degree programs have more employment opportunities. Graduates can find employment as city planning aides, economic research assistants, grazing examiners, soil testers, meteorological aids, and tree wardens. With a bachelor’s degree, graduates can find employment as biotechnologists, wildlife technicians, and specimen technicians.
General Education Requirements
2023 Capstone Projects
- Willow Tritter: The Role of Biosolids in Plant Growth as an Organic Nutrient Source
- Robert Burns: An Experimental Design to Assess the Role of Solar Reflectors on Albedo
- Abigail Sliwa: The Importance of Electronic Conductivity Meters in Agriculture
2022 Capstone Projects
- Bobby Callahan: Analysis of the Impact of Anthropogenic Factors on Northwood Lake, a Flood Controlled Reservoir
- Logan Carlin: Robinson Pond: A Management Plan for Balancing the Sustainability of Aquatic Resources and Recreational Usage
- Deb Coon, recipient of the 2022 Dr. Pamela M. Langley Award for Exceptional Research in the Natural Sciences: Records Review: A Conservation Tool for Rare Plant Species in New Hampshire
- Joy Roberts: Developing an Erosion Mitigation Plan along the Merrimack River on the Campus of NHTI – Concord’s Community College
- Trinity Patrick-Bond: Development of a Pest Management Plan for NHTI’s High Tunnel
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will communicate effectively.
- Students will employ vocabulary pertinent to environmental science.
- Students will complete research and use peer-reviewed sources of literature.
- Students will use critical thinking.
- Students will apply the scientific method.
- Students will connect principles of ecology and other natural sciences to environmental issues.
- Students will demonstrate the application of scientific technology.
- Students will practice lab and field safety procedures.
- Students will utilize current technology to collect, analyze, and present data.
- Students will express quantitative and qualitative scientific knowledge.
- Students will demonstrate competence in chemistry, biology and other foundational courses that support scientific understanding.
- Students will describe connections between the environment and human societies and how each affects the other.