Environmental Science Degree

Associate in Science Degree

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment at the assistant or semi-professional level in public or private organizations dealing with pollution prevention and control. It is intended to be flexible by allowing substitution of courses that will tailor the curriculum to individual student needs or occupational objectives.

As a final experience students complete an internship that provides valuable job training and frequently leads to full time employment.

You love the outdoors. You’re concerned about the environment. You envision yourself in a career where you conduct investigations, solve problems, and make the world a better place everyday.

Get started at Middlesex Community College with an Associate Degree in Environmental Science. Our program will set you on the path to a fulfilling career in a very popular field that offers promising compensation and certain growth in the future. We’ll give you the knowledge and tools you need to make decisions about your career and qualify for entry level environmental jobs. The Associate Degree in Environmental Science allows you to explore your options and choose a focus within Environmental Science – biology, geoscience, or engineering – to better fit your interests and prepare you transfer into a Bachelor’s degree program.


Environmental science careers offer students a rich choice of well-paying employment options, but most students don’t know exactly what kind of work they want to do. Among the unique strengths of our program is students’ early exposure to the diverse job possibilities through our Exploring Environmental Careers course in which weekly guest speakers talk to students about their work and the education and skills needed.

In this program, students will take science, math, computer, communications and other courses to prepare them for transfer into a Bachelor’s degree program, the minimum degree required for many environmental jobs . Some students may opt to pursue employment in a technical position after earning the Associate’s degree at Middlesex, but will likely need to continue their education in the future for career growth.


Mark Busa
Dr. Mark D. Busa

Professor, Physics and Physical Sciences
Department: School of Allied Health, Business, and STEM
Phone: 860-343-5779
Email: mbusa@mxcc.edu
Location: Wheaton 217
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Becoming Connecticut State Community College 

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with ​the student’s Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current  Middlesex Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.