2020-2021 College Catalog 
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2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Natural Resources, AS

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Award Granted Upon Completion: Associate in Science
Credits/Contacts Required: 60/69
Major code: 02/227
CIP Code: 030101


The Pre-Natural Resources Degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain an undergraduate degree in Ecology, Ecosystem Management, Environmental Biology, Environmental Conservation, Environmental Science, Fisheries and Wildlife, Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Outdoor Recreation, or Wildlife Management. The most common transfer institutions for students in Pre-Natural Resources include Lake Superior State University (LSSU), Michigan Technological University (MTU), Michigan State University (MSU), and University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP). In addition to preparation for transfer, this program provides students with a strong general education background. By satisfying the program requirements listed below, a student also satisfies the Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements listed in the catalog. ✪

Transfer Areas of Interest

  • Environmental Science
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Management
  • Forestry

General Education Requirements (Min 32 Credits) @

Requirements (Min 28 Credits) @

Suggested Sequences per Semester

First Semester Total - Credit(s): 17 | Contacts: 21

Second Semester

Second Semester Total - Credit(s): 16-20 | Contacts: 18-26

Third Semester

Third Semester Total - Credit(s): 14-16 | Contacts: 15-19

Fourth Semester

  • XXXX xxx - Natural Science Elective Credit(s): 4-5 | Contacts: 6-7
  • XXXX xxx - Humanities Credit(s): 3 | Contacts: 3 **
  • XXXX xxx - Social & Behavioral Science Credit(s): 3 | Contacts: 3 **
  • XXXX xxx - Approved Elective Credit(s): 3-5 | Contacts: 3-7 #

Fourth Semester Total - Credit(s): 13-16 | Contacts: 15-20


✪ This degree requires fulfillment of the Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education requirements. All courses used to fulfill the MTA must have a grade of “C” or higher.

Actual courses and sequence vary with transfer institution and undergraduate degree specialization. It is in the student’s best interest to review transfer guides for specific university and program requirements. Students should regularly consult their transfer institution as well as their Bay College advisor prior to scheduling courses.

@ Many courses require specific placement scores or prerequisite courses. Students not meeting the prerequisites for their required courses may need to take more time and more credits to fulfill the degree requirements.
* Students transferring to MTU may select CHEM 108  rather than CHEM 110 .
** Students must choose courses in Social & Behavioral Sciences and Humanities, each from two different subject areas to meet MTA. See advisor for details.
# Electives selected in consultation with transfer institutions may include BIOL 202 , COMM 103 , COMM 104 , CHEM 112 , CHEM 108 , MATH 142 , and PHED courses.

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