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The Coastal Environmental Science Concentration in General Science grants BRCC students the opportunity to transfer to coastal environmental science programs offered by baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.  This concentration provides students with the foundation for further study of complex coastal environmental issues involving marine, coastal, and estuarine environments with special emphasis on coastal Louisiana.


To maximize possible transfer of courses to senior institutions, students should select a college/university as soon as possible and obtain a catalog from that institution.  Students planning to transfer should discuss their plans with an advisor at BRCC and at the receiving institution to ensure maximum portability of credit hours.  Students can also access the Board of Regents master course articulation matrix online ( to determine which courses are accepted between Louisiana institutions of higher education.


To receive this degree, the student must;

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better in all credit hours that are to be used towards the degree

(a higher cumulative GPA may be required for successful transfer to another institution).

  • Earn a “C” or better in all Natural Science and Mathematics courses.
  • Take at least 12 hours at the 200 level.
  • Earn 12 of the final 15 credits at BRCC.
  • Complete the coursework listed below.