A.S. Agroecology/Environmental Science

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
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
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
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
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)
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
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
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
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
Choice of one pair from:
(Pre-professional students are advised to take)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I
CHM 152 General Chemistry II
GLG 101 Indigenous Physical Geology
GLG 102 Historical Geology
PHY 110 Algebra-based Physics I
PHY 111 Algebra-based Physics II
The following three (3) courses are required.
ENV 110 Introduction to Soils/Lab
ENV 123 Introduction to Physical Hydrology
ENV 225 Principles of Agroecology
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.


James Tutt
Dean of School of STEM
1 Circle Drive, Route 12
Tsaile, Arizona 86556
(928) 724-6938

Nesbah Kahn
Administrative Assistant
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus


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Diné College: School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
1 Circle Dr.
Tsaile, AZ 86556

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