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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 lower division course requirements for all ESF majors. Students should match the lower division requirements with the list of approved course equivalents at Rockland Community College. Refer to the notes below for further information in the transfer agreement between ESF and Rockland 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: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland 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 w/ Lab 4 credits BIO105 or BIO106 *
Biology w/ Lab or Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits BIO105 or BIO106 * or CHM101 or PHY101
Electives 10 credits ** See chart below
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Government/Policy 3 credits POL101 or POL102 or ECO201 or ECO202
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Trigonometry 3 credits MAT109 or MAT203

* 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 BIO106 for their biology requirement.

Forest Technology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland 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 w/ Lab 4 credits BIO105 or BIO106 *
Biology w/ Lab or Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits BIO105 or BIO106 * or CHM101 or PHY101
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Electives 10 credits ** See chart below
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Trigonometry 3 credits MAT109 or MAT203

* 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 BIO106 for their biology requirement.

Land Surveying Technology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland 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 BIO105 or BIO106 *
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Electives 10 credits ** See chart below
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Trigonometry 3 credits MAT109 or MAT203

* 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 BIO106 for their biology requirement.
**
Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management, Natural Resources Management, or Forest Ecosystem Science after earning an A.A.S. degree should select from the following courses as free electives:

Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Principles of Management 3 credits MGT150
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT125
Public Speaking 3 credits SPE101

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

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: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Calculus I 4 credits MAT203
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Ecology 4 credits BIO200 *
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Electives 7 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Global Environment 3 credits BIO212
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits CHM201
Organic Chemistry II or Physics II or Calculus II 4 credits CHM202 or PHY102 or MAT204
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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.

Additional credit will be granted for Statistics MAT125.

Bioprocess Engineering

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

Biology II w/ Lab or Zoology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO105
Calculus I, II, III 12 credits MAT203 & MAT204 & MAT205
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Computer Programming 3 credits CSP125 or CSP126 or CSP127 or CSP128 or CSP141 or CSP241
Differential Equations 3 credits MAT206
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM201 & CHM202
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY105 or PHY110

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the four following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Calculus I & II 8 credits MAT203 & MAT204
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Genetics w/ Lab 4 credits Not offered
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Microbiology (EFB303 Environmental Microbiology at ESF) 4 credits BIO207
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM201 & CHM202 *
Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHY101 & PHY102 *

Complete 9 credit hours in three of the six following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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.

Additional credit will be granted for Ecology BIO200 and Statistics MAT125.

Chemistry

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

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Calculus I & II 8 credits MAT203 & MAT204
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Computer Applications 3 credits CSP101 or CSP138
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Math Elective 3 credits * See note
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM201 & CHM202
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 Rockland 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: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Calculus I 4 credits MAT203
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Ecology 4 credits BIO200 *
Electives 15 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Global Environment 3 credits BIO212
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHY101
Probability and Statistics 3 credits MAT125

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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.

Construction Management

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

Business and Managerial Law 3 credits BUS203
Calculus I 4 credits MAT203
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHM101
Computer Applications (CME202 at ESF) 1 credit CSP101 or CSP138
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Financial Accounting 3 credits ACC101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Managerial Accounting 3 credits ACC102
Physics w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Pre-Calculus or Electives 3 credits MAT109
Principles of Management 3 credits MGT150
Probability and Statistics 3 credits MAT125
Public Speaking (EWP222 at ESF) 2 credits SPE101
Related discipline electives and/or liberal arts electives 15 credits * See note below

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

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* Technical courses from related programs of study are recommended for transfer in this category.  Please consult the SUNY-ESF Admissions Office for advisement.

Environmental Biology

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

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Calculus I 4 credits MAT203
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Ecology 4 credits BIO200 *
Electives 7 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Global Environment 3 credits BIO212
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits CHM201
Organic Chemistry II or Physics II or Calculus II 4 credits CHM202 or PHY102 or MAT204
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHY101
Probability and Statistics 3 credits MAT125

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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.

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. PHY105 & PHY106 or PHY101H & PHY102H 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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Calculus I 4 credits MAT203
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Ecology 4 credits BIO200 *
Electives 16 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Global Environment 3 credits BIO212
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHY101
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT125

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Calculus I & II 8 credits MAT203 & MAT204
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Microbiology (EFB303 Environmental Microbiology at ESF) 4 credits BIO207
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM201 & CHM202 *
Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHY101 & PHY102 *
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT125

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

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

Environmental Resources Engineering

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

Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIO105 or BIO106
Calculus I, II, & III 12 credits MAT203 & MAT204 & MAT205
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Differential Equations 3 credits MAT206
Earth Science 3 credits SCI110
Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 2 credits ENR208
Engineering Mechanics - Statics 2 credits ENR203
Engineering Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHY105 & PHY106 or PHY110 & PHY112
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement

Complete 12 credit hours in at least three of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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

12 credits

Environmental Science

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

Advanced Science and Math  9 credits * See note below
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Calculus I & II 8 credits MAT203 & MAT204
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Computer Programming 3 credits CSP125 or CSP126 or CSP127 or CSP128 or CSP141 or CSP241
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Engineering Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHY105 & PHY106 or PHY110 & PHY112
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Global Environment 3 credits BIO212
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement

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

General Education requirement - American History

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.

Additional credit will be granted for Statistics MAT125 and Ecology BIO200.

Environmental Studies

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

American Government/Political Science 3 credits POL100 or POL101 or POL102
Biology I  w/ Lab 4 credits BIO106
Biology II  w/ Lab or Environmental Geology** 4 credits BIO105
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHM101
Ecology 4 credits BIO200
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Electives *** 6 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Global Environment 3 credits BIO212
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Pre-Calculus or Calculus **** 3 - 4 credits MAT109 or MAT203
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT125
*General Education requirement - American History 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Other World Civilization 3 credits
*General Education requirement - The Arts 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Western Civilization 3 credits

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

** Students must take either Biology II or Geology. Students interested in the Biological Science Applications option must take Biology II.

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

**** Students interested in the Biological Science 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: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Biology Electives 9 credits * See note
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Calculus I 4 credits MAT203
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Ecology 3 credits BIO200
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Electives 3 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Principles of Management 3 credits MGT150
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT125

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Ecology 4 credits BIO200 *
Electives 13 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Global Environment 3 credits BIO212
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits CHM201
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHY101
Probability and Statistics 3 credits MAT125

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MAT109
Biology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO106
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHM101
Ecology 3 credits BIO200
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Electives 12 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Principles of Management 3 credits MGT150
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT125
Public Speaking 3 credits SPE101

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Art or Architectural History 3 credits ART101 or ART119 or ART120 or ART117 or ART118 or ART141
Biology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO105 or BIO106
Drawing/Freehand Drawing 3 credits ART102 or ART103
Ecology (LSA321 at ESF) 3 credits BIO200
Electives 9 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101 
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Mathematics 3 credits MAT102 or MAT109 or MAT125 or MAT203
Natural/Physical Science 3 credits SCI101 or PHY101 or PHY102 or CHM101 or CHM102 or BIO212
Public Speaking 3 credits SPE101
*General Education requirement - American History 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Other World Civilization 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Social Science 3 credits

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

Natural Resources Management

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

Accounting 3 credits ACC101 or ACC102
Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MAT109
Biology I & II w/ Lab 7 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHM101
Ecology 4 credits BIO200
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Electives 9 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Principles of Management 3 credits MGT150
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT125
Public Speaking 3 credits SPE101
Sociology or Psychology 3 credits Any course with a PSY or 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 Rockland 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: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Calculus I, II, & III 12 credits MAT203 & MAT204 & MAT205
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Computer Programming 3 credits CSP125 or CSP126 or CSP127 or CSP128 or CSP141 or CSP241
Differential Equations 3 credits MAT206
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Engineering Physics I & II w/Lab 8 credits PHY105 & PHY106 or PHY110 & PHY112
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM201 & CHM202

Complete 3 credit hours in one of the three following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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 either the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.S. major, the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics-Science A.A. major or the Environmental Science A.S. major at Rockland Community College.

Calculus I & II 8 credits MAT203 & MAT204
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Computer Programming 3 credits CSP125 or CSP126 or CSP127 or CSP128 or CSP141 or CSP241
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Electives 3 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM201 & CHM202
Physics I & II w/Lab 8 credits PHY101 & PHY102 or PHY105 & PHY106 or PHY110 & PHY112
Quantative Analysis 3 credits Not offered
*General Education requirement - American History 3 credits
*General Education requirement - The Arts 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Other World Civilization 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Western Civilization 3 credits

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

Sustainable Energy Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Associate in Science: Science Option Transfer Program at Broome Community College.

Accounting or Finance 3 credits ACC101 or ACC102
Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MAT109
Biology w/ Lab 4 credits BIO106
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHM101
Ecology 3 credits BIO200
Economics 3 credits ECO201 or ECO202
Electives 18 credits *
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Global Environment 3 credits BIO212
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY101
Principles of Management 3 credits MGT150
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MAT125
Public Speaking 3 credits SPE101
Sociology or Psychology 3 credits Any course with a PSY or 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 Rockland 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

* 9 of the 18 credits of electives must be liberal arts course work. Please choose courses from the following categories: physical science, math, history, government, political science, or English. Please consult the ESF Admissions Office for assistance with course selection.

Wildlife Science

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

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIO106 & BIO105
Calculus I 4 credits MAT203
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHM101 & CHM102
Ecology 4 credits BIO200 *
Electives 15 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENG101
Global Environment 3 credits BIO212
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits Any ENG prefixed course that meets the Humanities General Education Requirement
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits CHM201 or PHY101
Probability and Statistics 3 credits MAT125

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at Rockland 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.

Date Reviewed: 10/19/14
Catalogue date: 2012-2014
Reviewed by: Beth Minard

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

Note for Rockland Community College:

  • Lenny Gersten, the transfer advisor is (845) 574-4309

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.

Rockland County Community College, Suffern

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