Associate of Arts Degrees

Agroecology/Environmental Science (A.A.)

Agroecology is a track under Environmental Science.  It is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable agro ecosystems. This discipline brings together the elements of agricultural sciences, ecology, and environmental thought and is influenced by the experiences of people who manage land and water to produce food and other products.  This unique program will incorporate traditional knowledge into all aspects of the curriculum.   Students should consider this option to prepare for a wide range of careers with varying specializations, including animal studies, pre-veterinary medicine, horticulture, soils and environment, resource economics, and sustainable agriculture.
IMPORTANT: To fulfill the General Education Science Core, students are required to take BIO 181 and ENV 101.

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
6
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
BIO 182 General Biology II
MTH 213 Statistics
8
Choice of one pair from:
(Pre-professional students are advised to take)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I
CHM 152 General Chemistry II
or
GLG 101 Indigenous Physical Geology
GLG 102 Historical Geology
or
PHY 110 Algebra-based Physics I
PHY 111 Algebra-based Physics II
8-9
The following three (3) courses are required.
ENV 110 Introduction to Soils/Lab
ENV 123 Introduction to Physical Hydrology
ENV 225 Principles of Agroecology
4
3
4
Program Credits 27-28
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 27-28
Total Credits Earned: 68-71
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
Code Title
03.0104 Environmental Science.

Dean of the Faculty

Acting Dean of the Faculty

Dr. Paul Willeto
pwilleto@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6962

Mail to: Dean of the Faculty
Diné College:
1 Circle Dr.
Tsaile, AZ 86556