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Transfer Articulation Guidelines (TAG)
Course Equivalents for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The following Transfer Articulation Guidelines (TAG) display the transfer course requirements for all ESF majors. Students should match the course requirements with the list of approved course equivalents at Hudson Valley Community College. Refer to the notes below for further information on the transfer agreement between ESF and Hudson Valley Community College.

Associate Degree Programs at the Ranger School Campus

Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Associate in Applied Science Degree Freshman Year: All Students (Completed at a college of the student's choice)

Students interested in the 1+1 articulation agreement into one of the Associate Degree Programs at the Ranger School should complete the following courses:

Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL150 or BIOL151 or BIOL190 or BIOL191 *
Biology II w/ Lab or Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL150 or BIOL151 or BIOL190 or BIOL191 or CHEM110 or CHEM120 or PHYS140
English Composition I 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Economics or Government or Policy 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101 or POLS100 or POLS105 or POLS110
English Composition II or English Literature 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Trigonometry or Pre-calculus or Calculus I 3 credits MATH150 or MATH160 or MATH180 

* Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management or Natural Resources Management after earning an A.A.S. degree should complete BIOL151 or BIOL191 for their biology requirement.

NOTE:  To build a full-time schedule (a minimum of 12 credits per semester) and/or to prepare to continue in a bachelor degree program at ESF, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by phone at 315-470-6600 or by email at esfinfo@esf.edu for advice on appropriate course selection for your intended ESF bachelor degree program of study.  Such additional course work will not count towards associate degree requirements.

Forest Technology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Associate in Applied Science Degree Freshman Year: All Students (Completed at a college of the student's choice)

Students interested in the 1+1 articulation agreement into one of the Associate Degree Programs at the Ranger School should complete the following courses:

Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL150 or BIOL151 or BIOL190 or BIOL191 *
Biology II w/ Lab or Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL150 or BIOL151 or BIOL190 or BIOL191 or CHEM110 or CHEM120 or PHYS140
Economics or Government or Policy 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101 or or POLS100 or POLS105 or POLS110
English Composition I 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
English Composition II or English Literature 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Trigonometry or Pre-calculus or Calculus I 3 credits MATH150 or MATH160 or MATH180 

* Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management or Natural Resources Management after earning an A.A.S. degree should complete BIOL151 or BIOL191 for their biology requirement.

NOTE:  To build a full-time schedule (a minimum of 12 credits per semester) and/or to prepare to continue in a bachelor degree program at ESF, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by phone at 315-470-6600 or by email at esfinfo@esf.edu for advice on appropriate course selection for your intended ESF bachelor degree program of study.  Such additional course work will not count towards associate degree requirements.

Land Surveying Technology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Associate in Applied Science Degree Freshman Year: All Students (Completed at a college of the student's choice)

Students interested in the 1+1 articulation agreement into one of the Associate Degree Programs at the Ranger School should complete the following courses:

Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL150 or BIOL151 or BIOL190 or BIOL191 *
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS140
Economics or Government or Policy 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101 or or POLS100 or POLS105 or POLS110
English Composition I 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
English Composition II or English Literature 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Trigonometry or Pre-calculus or Calculus I 3 credits MATH150 or MATH160 or MATH180 

* Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management or Natural Resources Management after earning an A.A.S. degree should complete BIOL151 or BIOL191 for their biology requirement.

NOTE:  To build a full-time schedule (a minimum of 12 credits per semester) and/or to prepare to continue in a bachelor degree program at ESF, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by phone at 315-470-6600 or by email at esfinfo@esf.edu for advice on appropriate course selection for your intended ESF bachelor degree program of study.  Such additional course work will not count towards associate degree requirements.

Bachelor Degree Programs at the Syracuse Campus

Aquatic and Fisheries Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Calculus I 4 credits MATH180 
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Ecology 4 credits BIOL210 *
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
Electives 16 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Genetics with Lab 4 credits BIOL281
Global Environment 3 credits BIOL215
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits CHEM210
Organic Chemistry II or Physics II or Calculus II 4 credits CHEM211 or PHYS141 or MATH190
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS140
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Bioprocess Engineering

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology II w/ Lab or Zoology w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL150 or  BIOL190
Calculus I, II, III 12 credits MATH180 & MATH190 & MATH210
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Computer Programming 3 credits CISS110 or CISS111 or CISS233 or CISS240 or CISS241 or CISS290
Differential Equations 3 credits MATH220
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM210 & CHEM211
Physics I and II w/ Lab 8 credits PHYS150 and PHYS151

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the four following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

Biotechnology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Biotechnology major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Calculus I & II 8 credits MATH180 & MATH190
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL210
Electives 19 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Genetics w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL281
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Microbiology (EFB303 Environmental Microbiology at ESF) 4 credits BIOL205 or BIOL265
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM210 & CHEM211 *
Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHYS140 & PHYS141 *
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135

Complete 9 credits hours in three of the six following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

9 credits

* Completion of either the required organic chemistry or physics sequences (or both) prior to transfer to the B.S. in Biotechnology will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY- ESF. A strong overall academic record and successful completion of either or both of these sequences will also improve an applicant’s likelihood of admission to this degree program.

Chemistry

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Calculus I & II 8 credits MATH180 & MATH190
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Electives 11 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Math Elective 3 credits * See note
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM210 & CHEM211
Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHYS140 & PHYS141

Complete 9 credits hours in three of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

9 credits

* Examples of math electives are calculus III (recommended), statistics, differential equations, and linear algebra. Please consult the SUNY-ESF Admissions Office for assistance with course selection.

Conservation Biology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Calculus I 4 credits MATH180 
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Ecology 4 credits BIOL210 *
Electives 23 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Genetics w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL281
Global Environment 3 credits BIOL215
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHYS140
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Construction Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Business and Managerial Law (FOR485 at ESF) 3 credits BADM110
Calculus I 4 credits MATH180
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHEM110 or CHEM120
Computer Applications (CME202 at ESF) 1 credit CMPT101 or CMPT105 or CMPT115
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
Electives 18 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Financial Accounting 3 credits ACTG110
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Managerial Accounting 3 credits ACTG111
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS140 or PHYS115
Principles of Management 3 credits BADM207
Public Speaking (EWP222 at ESF) 2 credits ENGL125
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

Additional credit will be granted for the following courses:

CIVL101 (HVCC) = ERE371 Surveying for Engineers (ESF)

CNST130 (HVCC) = CME342 Light Construction (ESF)

CIVL112 or CNST110 or ENGR210 (HVCC) = CME226 Statics and Mechanics of Materials (ESF)

CIVL210 or CIVL211 (HVCC) = CME404 Applied Structures (ESF)

CIVL213 (HVCC) = CME327 Site Investigations and Solutions (ESF)

CIVL222 or CNST210+CNST211 (HVCC) = CME306 Engineering Materials for Sustainable Construction (ESF)

CNST103+CIVL224+CNST239 (HVCC) = CME255 Plan Interpretation of Quality Takeoff (ESF)

Environmental Biology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Calculus I 4 credits MATH180
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Ecology 4 credits BIOL210 *
Electives 29 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Genetics w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL281
Global Environment 3 credits BIOL215
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits CHEM210
Organic Chemistry II or Physics II or Calculus II 4 credits CHEM211 or PHYS141 or MATH190
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHYS140
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Student Note: Environmental Biology requires 1 and recommends 2 semesters of physics. Certain graduate/professional programs (e.g. medical, veterinary schools) generally require two semesters of calculus-based physics. PHYS150 & PHYS151 will fulfill the program requirements and are recommended for students planning on graduate programs.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Calculus I 4 credits MATH180 
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Ecology 4 credits BIOL210 *
Electives 19 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Genetics 4 credits BIOL281
Global Environment 3 credits BIOL215
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHYS140
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits  

* Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Environmental Health

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Biotechnology major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Calculus I & II 8 credits MATH180 & MATH190
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Electives 7 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Microbiology (EFB303 Environmental Microbiology at ESF) 4 credits BIOL205 or BIOL265
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM210 & CHEM211
Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHYS140 & PHYS141
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the six following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

Environmental Resources Engineering

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL150 or BIOL151 or BIOL190 or BIOL191
Calculus I, II, & III 12 credits MATH180 & MATH190 & MATH210
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Differential Equations 3 credits MATH220
Earth Science 3 credits PHYS143 or PHYS145
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL210
Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3 credits ENGR210
Engineering Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHYS150 & PHYS151
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement

Complete 9 credits hours in three of the six following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

9 credits

Environmental Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Advanced Science and Math 6 credits * See note below
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Calculus I & II 8 credits MATH180 & MATH190
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Computer Programming 3 credits CISS110 or CISS111 or CISS233 or CISS240 or CISS241 or CISS290
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL210
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
Electives 12 credits  
Engineering Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHYS150 & PHYS151
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Global Environment 3 credits BIOL215
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* Examples of advanced science and math courses would be calculus 3 or 4, organic chemistry 1 or 2, quantum physics, analytical chemistry, or microbiology.  Please consult the ESF Office of Undergraduate Admissions for assistance with course selection.

Additional credit will be granted for Introduction to Geospatial Information Technology PHYS210.

Environmental Studies

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

American Government/Political Science 3 credits POLS100 or POLS105 or POLS110
Biology I  w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL151 or BIOL191 
Biology II  w/ Lab or Environmental Geology * 4 credits BIOL150 or BIOL190 or PHYS145
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHEM110 or CHEM120 
Ecology 4 credits BIOL210
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
Electives ** 18 - 21 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Global Environment 3 credits BIOL215
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Pre-Calculus or Calculus I  *** 3 - 4 credits MATH160 or MATH175 or MATH176 or MATH180
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135 
Public Speaking (EWP222 at ESF) 2 credits ENGL125

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* Students must take either Biology II or Geology.  Students interested in the Natural Systems Applications option must take Biology II.

** Students interested in the Natural Systems Applications option must complete Chemistry II in place of one of their elective courses.

*** Students interested in the Natural Systems Applications option must complete Calculus I. 

Forest Ecosystem Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology Electives 9 credits * See note below
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Calculus I 4 credits MATH180
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Ecology 3 credits BIOL210
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
Electives 14 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS140
Principles of Management 3 credits BADM207
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* Examples of biology electives are genetics, organic chemistry, and microbiology.  Please consult the ESF Office of Undergraduate Admissions for assistance with course selection.

Forest Health

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Ecology 4 credits BIOL210 *
Electives 21 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Genetics 4 credits BIOL281
Global Environment 3 credits BIOL215
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Microbiology (EFB303 Environmental Microbiology at ESF) 4 credits BIOL205 or BIOL265
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits CHEM210
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHYS140
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Forest Resources Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MATH150 or MATH160 or MATH175 or MATH176
Biology w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL151 or BIOL191
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHEM110 or CHEM120
Ecology 3 credits BIOL210
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
Electives 18 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS140
Principles of Management 3 credits BADM207
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135
Public Speaking 3 credits ENGL125

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

Landscape Architecture

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Art or Architectural History 3 credits ARTS100 or ARTS101 or ARTS220
Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL151 or BIOL150 or BIOL191 or BIOL190
Drawing Studio (Portfolio Review Required for Transfer Credit) 3 credits ARTS110 or ARTS111
Ecology (LSA321 at ESF) 3 credits BIOL210
Elective 1 credit  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Mathematics 3 credits MATH110 or MATH150 or MATH160 or MATH175 or MATH176 or MATH180 or MATH135 or MATH205
Natural/Physical Science 3 credits PHYS145 or PHYS140 or CHEM110 or CHEM120 or BIOL215
Public Speaking 3 credits ENGL125
*General Education requirement - American History 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Other World Civilization 3 credits  
*General Education requirement - Social Science 3 credits**  
*General Education requirement - Western Civilization 3 credits  

* Choose one course from the list of approved General Education courses from Hudson Valley Community College.

Natural Resources Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Accounting 3 credits ATCG100 or ATCG110 or ATCG111
Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MATH150 or MATH160 or MATH175 or MATH176
Biology I & II w/ Lab 7 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Business and Managerial Law (FOR485 at ESF) 3 credits BADM110
Chemistry I  w/ Lab 4 credits CHEM110 or CHEM120
Ecology 4 credits BIOL210
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
Electives 21 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS140
Principles of Management 3 credits BADM207
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135
Public Speaking 3 credits ENGL125
Sociology or Psychology 3 credits Any course with a PSYC prefix or any course with a SOCL prefix

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

Paper Engineering

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Calculus I, II, & III 12 credits MATH180 & MATH190 & MATH210
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Computer Programming 3 credits CISS110 or CISS111 or CISS233 or CISS240 or CISS241 or CISS290
Differential Equations 3 credits MATH220
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
Engineering Physics I & II w/Lab 8 credits PHYS150 & PHYS151
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM210 & CHEM211

Complete 3 credits hours in one of the three following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

3 credits  

Paper Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Calculus I & II 8 credits MATH180 & MATH190
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Computer Programming 3 credits CISS110 or CISS111 or CISS233 or CISS240 or CISS241 or CISS290
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
Electives 3 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM210 & CHEM211
Physics I & II w/Lab 8 credits PHYS140 & PHYS141 or PHYS150 & PHYS151

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the three following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College.

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits  

Sustainable Energy Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Accounting or Finance 3 credits ATCG100 or ATCG110 or ATCG111
Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MATH150 or MATH160 or MATH175 or MATH176
Biology w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL151 or BIOL191
Business and Managerial Law (FOR485 at ESF) 3 credits BADM110
Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits CHEM110 or CHEM120
Economics 3 credits ECON100 or ECON101
Electives 21 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Global Environment 3 credits BIOL215
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Physics of Energy 3 credits PHYS140
Principles of Management 3 credits BADM207
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135
Public Speaking 3 credits ENGL125
Sociology or Psychology (Human Dimensions Elective) 3 credits Any course with a PSYC prefix or any course with a SOCL prefix

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits  

Wildlife Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the either the Biological Sciences, Environmental Science or the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science major at Hudson Valley Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL151 & BIOL150 or BIOL191 & BIOL190
Calculus I 4 credits MATH180
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM110 & CHEM111 or CHEM120 & CHEM121
Ecology 4 credits BIOL210 *
Electives 30 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101 or ENGL102 or ENGL104 or ENGL107 or ENGL108
Genetics 4 credits BIOL281
Global Environment 3 credits BIOL215
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENGL prefixed course approved for the SUNY General Education Humanities requirement
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits CHEM210 or PHYS140
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH205 or MATH135

Complete 6 credits hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Hudson Valley Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits  

* Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Catalogue date: 2014-2015

Updated: 7/19/16 by Karaline Rothwell, ESF Admissions Advisor

Questions, please call: 1-315-470-6600

Notes for Hudson Valley Community College

  • Contact the HVCC Biology, Chemistry, & Physics Department at 518-629-7453 for
    referral to an Environmental Studies Advisor.
  • Larry Ellis, Associate Director of Center for Counseling and Transfer, (518) 629-4288.
  • Cherie Pash-Corr, Department Chair/Professor Math and Engineering Science Department, (518) 629-7358.
  • Susan A. Stiner, Instructor of Biology, is an alumnus of ESF with an M.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology.

Advisor Note: Students entering ESF with 60 or more transferable credits will be given junior class standing. However, students may enroll at ESF with fewer than 60 credits and complete the remaining lower division and upper division requirements.

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