These programs establish a foundation of biological, environmental, political and social sciences, as well as mathematics. You will graduate with a thorough understanding of concepts associated with sustainability, global climate change, ecosystem protection, natural resource management, and environmental policy and protection. Upon completion you will be prepared to transfer into an Environmental Science Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program.
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A degree in Environmental Studies is ideal if you are interested in a career helping to shape environmental policies. Such policies are necessary to tackle the important issues of global climate change, sustainability, natural resource management, and protecting ecosystems. It is a great time to enter this expanding field, and a degree from Westchester Community College is a great place to start.
The courses in the Environmental Studies program would provide you the foundation in biology, political science, earth science, and mathematics necessary to understand the important issues that are facing our planet. This interdisciplinary program would allow you to understand the dynamics of our natural world and to recognize how environmental policies can minimize the impact that humans have on the environment.
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Office Location: Sci 227
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Degrees: B.S., Biology – James Madison University
M.S., Biology – James Madison University
Courses taught: Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 (lecture and lab)
Biological Science 1 (lecture and Lab)
Biological Science 2 lab
General Biology 1 and 2 labs
Basic Anatomy and Physiology (lecture and lab)
Prof Collis began his teaching career in 2001, teaching high school chemistry and biology in Queens, NY. After obtaining his Master’s degree, he was a lecture and lab instructor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He then returned to New York in 2006 as an Instructor in the Biology Department of Westchester Community College.Besides teaching, Prof Collis is interested in environmental issues and took part in the Focus the Nation events to raise awareness of climate change. He is also the co-advisor for the WCC Medical Science Club and a member of the Student Personnel Policies Committee.Outside of school, Prof. Collis enjoys playing volleyball competitively, having done so for many years. He also especially enjoys traveling with his partner, William, and they have together visited 20+ countries. With their dog, Rufus, they currently live in an apartment in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.
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About Westchester Community College
Nearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
The Westchester Community College Athletic Department sponsors thirteen different intercollegiate athletic teams in various sports. The roster of sports offered includes Men’s Baseball, Women's Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball. Visit the Vikings Athletics website for schedules, reports, and more.
We’re accessible: Public transit-friendly main campus and extension locations. Online classes for wherever you are. Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Center for the Digital Arts) and White Plains (Center for the Arts).
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