This pattern is intended for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year university in high-unit majors or where completion of CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC is not appropriate or advisable. See www.assist.org for guidance. Independent or out-of-state universities may also fall in this category.
The courses that fulfill the Natural Sciences or Mathematics area of emphasis will examine the physical universe, its’ life forms and the measurement of natural phenomena. The courses are designed to develop students’ appreciation and understanding of the scientific method along with
mathematical evaluation, and to encourage an understanding of the relationships between science/mathematics and other human activities. This emphasis enables the student to take courses that will satisfy lower division major preparation requirements for areas including but not limited to
Allied Health, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geological Sciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Pre-Medicine, and Radiology Technology.
To obtain an Associate in Arts General Studies degree with an area of emphasis in Natural Sciences or Mathematics, students must:
- Select and complete courses from the general education of a transfer institution to include, at a minimum, the following Title 5 requirements:
- Natural Sciences (3 units)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 units)
- Arts and Humanities (3 units)
- Language and Rationality – English Composition (3 units)
- Communication/Analytical Thinking (3 units)
- Three additional units from any of the above areas
- Complete local graduation requirements to include:
- Health Education (one course/no unit minimum): CD M23; HED M01, M03, M05, M07; NS M35; NTS M01, M07
- Physical Education/Kinesiology (one course/no unit minimum): CJ M09A, M09B; Any ICA/KIN activity course (except KIN M01, M13, M13L, M16, M17, M18, M20, M21, M22, M25, M26) or any Dance activity course (except DANC M24, M26, M31, M53, M56)
- Ethnic/Gender Studies: (a minimum of 3 units) ANTH M02, M07, M09, M13; ARTH M130; CD M05; COMM M12, M13; DANC M31; ENGL M30A, M30B; ETHS M01, M10; FTMA M108; GEOG M02, M03, M03H; HIST M131, M133, M135, M137, M137H, M141, M145, M164; PSY M14; SOC M140, M150.
- Complete a minimum of 18 units in the Natural Sciences or Mathematics area of emphasis listed below (6 of the 18 units must be within a single discipline) with a grade of "C" or a "P" if the course is taken on a "pass- no pass" basis (Title 5 § 55063). Even though a "pass-no pass" is allowed, it is recommended that students complete all their major coursework for a letter grade (A, B, or C). NOTE: Universities have limitations on the number of units that can be taken "pass-no pass" and therefore it is strongly recommended that students take all major coursework for a letter grade (A, B, or C).
- Select courses that fulfill major preparation requirements for the chosen transfer institution. CSU and UC articulation can be found at www.assist.org. If no articulation exists with the intended transfer institution, you may obtain guidance from recruitment counselors, the transfer institution’s departmental advisors in your major, and their catalog and website.
- Complete a minimum of 60 transferable units.
- Complete competency requirements in Mathematics and English. NOTE: Courses used to fulfill the CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC requirements in Mathematics and Written Communication or English Composition will fulfill this requirement.
- Complete the college’s other graduation requirements in competency (mathematics and English), scholarship, and residency.
|ANTH M01||Biological Anthropology||3|
|or ANTH M01H||Honors: Biological Anthropology|
|ANTH M01L||Biological Anthropology Lab||1|
|ANAT M01||Human Anatomy||4|
|ANPH M01||Human Anatomy and Physiology||6|
|AST M01||An Introduction to Astronomy||3|
|AST M01L||An Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory||1|
|BIOL M02A||General Biology I||5|
|or BIOL M02AH||Honors: General Biology I|
|BIOL M02B||General Biology II||5|
|CHEM M01A||General Chemistry I||5|
|or CHEM M01AH||Honors: General Chemistry I|
|CHEM M01B||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM M07A||Organic Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM M07B||Organic Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM M11||Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry||5|
|CHEM M12||Introductory Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM M13||Introductory Chemistry II||5|
|ENSC M01||Environmental Science||3|
|ENSC M01L||Environmental Science Lab||1|
|ENSC M02||Environment and Human Interactions||4|
|GEOL M02||Physical Geology||3|
|or GEOL M02H||Honors: Physical Geology|
|GEOL M02L||Physical Geology Lab||1|
|GEOL M03||Earth History||3|
|GEOL M03L||Earth History Lab||1|
|GEOL M121||Earth Science with Lab||4|
|MATH M05||College Algebra for STEM Studies||3|
|MATH M07||Precalculus and Trigonometry||6|
|MATH M15||Introductory Statistics||4|
|or MATH M15H||Honors: Introductory Statistics|
|MATH M16A||Applied Calculus I||3|
|MATH M16B||Applied Calculus II||3|
|MATH M25A||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||5|
|or MATH M25AH||Honors: Calculus With Analytic Geometry I|
|MATH M25B||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||5|
|or MATH M25BH||Honors: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II|
|MATH M25C||Calculus with Analytic Geometry III||5|
|MATH M31||Introduction To Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH M35||Applied Differential Equations||3|
|MICR M01||General Microbiology||5|
|PHSO M01||Human Physiology||4|
|or PHSO M01H||Honors: Human Physiology|
|PHYS M10A||General Physics I||4|
|PHYS M10AL||General Physics I Lab||1|
|PHYS M10B||General Physics II||4|
|PHYS M10BL||General Physics II Laboratory||1|
|PHYS M20A||Mechanics of Solids and Fluids||4|
|PHYS M20AL||Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Laboratory||1|
|PHYS M20B||Thermodynamics, Electricity, and Magnetism||4|
|PHYS M20BL||Thermodynamics, Electricity, and Magnetism Laboratory||1|
|PHYS M20C||Wave Motion, Optics, and Modern Physics||4|
|PHYS M20CL||Wave Motion, Optics, and Modern Physics Laboratory||1|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- 1. Communication Competency
a. Attend to and clearly express ideas in written, spoken, numerical, and artistic forms.
b. Communicate effectively and logically.
2. Information Competency
a. Evaluate multiple sources of information to apply it critically and appropriately
b. Gather, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information.
- 3. Quantitative Competence
a. Implement quantitative and qualitative models to make predictions, draw conclusions, and make decisions that are logical and feasible.
b. Collect, organize, analyze, and process research data in a clear, synthesized format.
- 4. Analytic Inquiry Skills
a. Distinguish the modes of inquiry and critique used in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
b. Explain the connections among the various disciplines.
- 5. Ethical Reasoning
a. Apply ethical principles to personal, academic, professional and/or community issues.
b. Work ethically and effectively with others.
- 6. Ability to Engage Diverse Perspectives
a. Recognize the multitude of diversities in the physical and human environments and how these diversities impact the individual and society.
b. Recognize the diversity of human experience, the role of the natural environment, and the relationship between the two.
c. Describe and appreciate the role of culture and the arts in society and in one’s personal life.
- 7. Ability to Create
a. Act purposefully in combining awareness, critical thinking, and communication skills with personal responsibility in order to originate, innovate, or build upon ideas.
8. Growth Orientation
a. Apply the skills necessary for successful living in an ever-changing and global environment.
b. Identify and adopt the concepts of personal health and fitness to enhance the quality of life.