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Environmental Science

Satisfy your urge to learn more about earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and hurricanes by taking part in NMC's Environmental Science Program. You'll discover ways to monitor oceanic and atmospheric phenomena as well as understand the importance of environmental impact studies for new construction projects.

This program also gives you the tools to examine government policies related to energy, pollution and the mitigation of natural disasters. Future careers may include government policy makers, scientists who study environmental change and activists who gather public support for environmental conservation.

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Course Descriptions

Program Requirements


The study of Environmental Science includes courses in Geology, Biology, Meteorology, Chemistry, Soils, Oceanography and Watershed Science. Students planning on transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree in any of these areas will choose a program of study which includes courses selected from those listed here

Students are encouraged to contact a faculty member in the Environmental Science department to learn more about employment opportunities and for assistance with class scheduling.

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Tuition and Fees

General Academic Programs

Residency Status

Tuition Rate

In-District ( Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$122.00 per contact hour

In-State ( other Michigan counties) Tuition

$261.00 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$340.00 per contact hour

International Tuition

$383.00 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies:

Other fee of $33.00 per contact hour is a general fee covering a portion of costs for technology, orientation, placement, career testing, Student Government Association, and other student service activities.

$33.00 per contact hour

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Note: For more information on how COA component estimates are calculated, see the bottom of the Tuition and Fees page.

Enrolled students can find their own calculated Cost of Attendance in NMC Self-Service under Financial Aid. Others can use the Net Price Calculator to estimate the total annual cost of attending NMC based on their program and enrollment plans, along with financial aid eligibility.

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