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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
AdvisorCarl Kleinschmidt
Wellness and Athletics

Senior Administrative AssistantJoshua Nichols
850.769.1551 ext. 3831

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Natural Sciences, A.A.

Do You Have a Passion for the Great Outdoors?

 Would you like a career in leading leisure, and recreational activities for groups of people in facilities such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers? If you’re interested in a career in recreation and natural resources, our professors will help you develop the skills you need to be successful. 

We offer the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida university baccalaureate programs. The four year universities and colleges offer a variety of leisure services programs including resort and commercial recreation, corporate and industrial recreation, fitness management, municipal and county recreation, therapeutic recreation, and teacher certification. Students are encouraged to be familiar with the admissions requirements at the university they plan to attend.


Natural Sciences Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
ENC1102, English II
Visual and Performing Arts
MAC1105, College Algebra 
MAC2311, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 
MGF1106, Mathematics for Liberal Arts 
MGF1107, Survey of Mathematics 
STA2023, Statistics 
Physical Science
Biological Science
ECO2013, Principles of Economics, Macro
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications
DEP2004, Developmental Psychology
MAR2011, Marketing
Electives 15 hours

What can you do with an Natural Resources A.A. Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Wind Energy Operations Managers
Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Park Naturalists

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida A & M University
University of South Florida

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.