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North Country Community College (2571)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 requirements with the list of approved course equivalents at North Country Community College. Refer to the notes below for further information on the transfer agreement between ESF and North Country 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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

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

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

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIO101
Biology II w/ Lab or Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits BIO102 * or CHE101 or PHY101
Economics or Government/Policy 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102 or POS101 or POS102 or POS110
English Composition I 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
English Composition II or English Literature 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Trigonometry or Pre-calculus or Calculus I 3 credits MAT132 or MAT240

* 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 BIO102 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 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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

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

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

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIO101
Biology II w/ Lab or Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits BIO102 * or CHE101 or PHY101
Economics or Government/Policy 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102 or POS101 or POS102 or POS110
English Composition I 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
English Composition II or English Literature 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Trigonometry or Pre-calculus or Calculus I 3 credits MAT132 or MAT240

* 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 BIO102 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 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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

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

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIO101 or BIO102 *
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Economics or Government/Policy 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102 or POS101 or POS102 or POS110
English Composition I 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
English Composition II or English Literature 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Trigonometry or Pre-calculus or Calculus I 3 credits MAT132 or MAT240

* 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 BIO102 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 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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Calculus I 4 credits MAT240
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO125 or ENV125 *
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
Electives 16 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Global Environment 3 credits BIO104 or ENV104
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits Not offered
Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab or Physics II w/ Lab or Calculus II 4 credits MAT241 or PHY102
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology II (Cellular) w/ Lab 4 credits BIO101
Calculus I, II, III 12 credits MAT240 & MAT241
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Computer Programming 3 credits CIS135 or CIS235
Differential Equations 3 credits Not offered
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits Not offered
Physics I & II w/ Lab 4 credits Not offered

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

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

Biotechnology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Calculus I & II 8 credits MAT240 & MAT241
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO125 or ENV125
Electives 19 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Genetics w/ Lab 4 credits Not offered
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Microbiology (EFB303 Environmental Microbiology at ESF) 4 credits BIO201
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits Not offered *
Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHY101 & PHY102 *
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121

Complete 9 credit hours in three of the six following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - The Arts

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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Calculus I & II 8 credits MAT240 & MAT241
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Electives 11 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Genetics w/ Lab 4 credits Not offered
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Math Elective 3 credits * See note
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits Not offered
Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHY101 & PHY102

Complete 9 credit hours in three of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - The Arts

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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Calculus I 4 credits MAT240
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO125 or ENV125 *
Electives 23 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Global Environment 3 credits BIO104 or ENV104
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHY101
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country 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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Business and Managerial Law 3 credits BUS203
Calculus I 4 credits MAT240
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHE101
Computer Applications (CME202 at ESF) 1 credit CIS100 or CIS130
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
Electives 18 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Financial Accounting 3 credits BUS101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Managerial Accounting 3 credits BUS012
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Principles of Management 3 credits BUS217
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121
Public Speaking (EWP222 at ESF) 2 credits ENG105

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

Environmental Biology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Calculus I 4 credits MAT240
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO125 or ENV125 *
Electives 29 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Global Environment 3 credits BIO104 or ENV104
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits Not offered
Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab or Physics II w/ Lab or Calculus II 4 credits MAT241 or PHY102
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHY101
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

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 Education and Interpretation

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Calculus I 4 credits MAT240
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO125 or ENV125 *
Electives 19 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Global Environment 3 credits BIO104 or ENV104
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHY101
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Calculus I & II 8 credits MAT240 & MAT241
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Electives 6 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Microbiology (EFB303 Environmental Microbiology at ESF) 4 credits BIO201
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits Not offered
Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHY101 & PHY102
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121

Complete 9 credit hours in three of the six following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

9 credits

Environmental Resources Engineering

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIO101 or BIO102
Calculus I, II, & III 12 credits MAT240 & MAT241
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Differential Equations 3 credits Not offered
Earth Science 3 credits EAS100 or EAS101 or EAS115
Ecology w/ Lab 3 credits BIO125 or ENV125
Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3 credits Not offered
Engineering Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits Not offered
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250

Complete 9 credit hours in three of the six following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

9 credits

Environmental Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Advanced Science and Math 9 credits * See note below
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Calculus I & II 8 credits MAT240 & MAT241 
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO125 or ENV125
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
Electives 12 credits  
Engineering Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits Not offered
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Global Environment 3 credits BIO104 or ENV104
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

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.

Environmental Studies

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
American Government/Political Science 3 credits POS101 or POS102 or POS110
Biology I  w/ Lab 4 credits BIO102
Biology II  w/ Lab or Environmental Geology**  4 credits BIO101 or EAS101
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHE101 
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO125 or ENV125
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
Electives ** 18 - 21 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Global Environment 3 credits BIO104 or ENV104
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Pre-Calculus or Calculus I *** 3 - 4 credits MAT132 or MAT240
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121
Public Speaking (EWP220 at ESF) 3 credits ENG105

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology Electives 9 credits * See note below
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Calculus I 4 credits MAT240
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Ecology w/ Lab (FOR232 Natural Resources Ecology at ESF) 3 credits BIO125 or ENV125
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
Electives 14 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Principles of Management 3 credits BUS217
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO125 or ENV125 *
Electives 21 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Global Environment 3 credits BIO104 or ENV104
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Microbiology (EFB303 Environmental Microbiology at ESF) 4 credits BIO201
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits Not offered
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHY101
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MAT132
Biology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO102
Biology II w/ Lab (FOR232 Natural Resources Ecology at ESF) 3 credits BIO101
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHE101
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
Electives 18 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Principles of Management 3 credits BUS217
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121
Public Speaking 3 credits ENG105

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits  

Landscape Architecture

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO101 or BIO102
Drawing/Freehand Drawing 3 credits ART101
Ecology (LSA 321 at ESF) 3 credits BIO125 or ENV125
Elective 1 credit  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Mathematics 3 credits MAT121 or MAT129 or MAT132 or MAT240
Natural/Physical Science 3 credits EAS100 or EAS101 or CHE101 or PHY101 or BIO104 or ENV104
Public Speaking 3 credits ENG105
*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 (LSA205 or 206 at ESF).

Preference is a course focused on art or architectural history.

3 credits ART106 or ART107 or an approved Western Civilization General Education course

* Choose one course from the list of approved General Education courses from North Country Community College.

Natural Resources Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Accounting 3 credits BUS101 or BUS102
Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MAT132
Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIO102
Biology II w/ Lab (FOR232 Natural Resources Ecology at ESF) 3 credits BIO101
Business and Managerial Law 3 credits BUS203
Chemistry I  w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHE101
Ecology w/ Lab 3 credits BIO125 or ENV125
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
Electives 21 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Principles of Management 3 credits BUS217
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121
Public Speaking 3 credits ENG105
Sociology or Psychology 3 credits Any course with a PSY prefix or any course with a SOC prefix

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits  

Paper Engineering

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Calculus I, II, & III 12 credits MAT240 & MAT241
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Computer Programming 3 credits CIS135 or CIS235
Differential Equations 3 credits Not offered
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
Engineering Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits Not offered
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits Not offered

Complete 3 credit hours in one of the three following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

3 credits  

Renewable Materials Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Calculus I & II 8 credits MAT240 & MAT241
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Computer Programming 3 credits CIS135 or CIS235
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
Electives 3 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits Not offered
Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHY101 & PHY102

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

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits  
Course Credits Course Number(s)

Sustainable Energy Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Accounting or Finance 3 credits BUS101 or BUS102
Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MAT132
Biology (Organismal) w/ Lab 4 credits BIO102
Business and Managerial Law 3 credits BUS203
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHE101
Economics 3 credits ECO101 or ECO102
Electives 21 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Physics of Energy 3 credits PHY101
Principles of Management 3 credits BUS217
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121
Public Speaking 3 credits ENG105
Introduction to Sociology 3 credits SOC101

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

Wildlife Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science major or Environmental Science major at North Country Community College.

Course Credits Course Number(s)
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO102 & BIO101
Calculus I 4 credits MAT240
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHE101 & CHE102
Ecology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO125 or ENV125 *
Electives 30 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 or ENG102
Global Environment 3 credits BIO104 or ENV104
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG112 or ENG115 or ENG120 or ENG135 or ENG210 or ENG248 or ENG250
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits Not offered or PHY101
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT121

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at North Country Community College:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

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.

Updated: 5/10/17 by Karaline Rothwell, ESF Admissions Advisor

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

Notes for North Country Community College

The Pre-ESF advisors are as follows:

  • Bobbie Karp, Counselor, (518) 891-2915 ext. 271

  • Kristina Pierson, Counselor, (518) 891-2915 ext. 243

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.

North Country Community College, Saranac Lake (2571)

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