Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Math and Science

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Associate in Arts
Non-Transfer Option 1 (Major Code: 01378)
Transfer Preparation* Options 2 & 3 (Major Code: 01870)

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Demonstrate mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills necessary to engage competently in personal, professional, civic, and social contexts.
Math & Science Emphasis
Select a minimum of 18 units of the following: 118
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY
ASTRONOMY LABORATORY
SOLAR SYSTEM ASTRONOMY
DISCOVERY OF THE COSMOS
THE RADICAL UNIVERSE
LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE
ELEMENTARY ASTROPHYSICS
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
ANIMAL BIOLOGY: A BEHAVIORAL APPROACH
ANIMAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
ECOMUNDO: ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
MARINE BIOLOGY
MARINE BIOLOGY LABORATORY
HUMAN HEREDITY, EVOLUTION, AND SOCIETY
BIOLOGY OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
GENERAL ZOOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
BIOLOGY OF PLANTS
HUMAN ANATOMY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY
ELEMENTARY ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
PREPARATION FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
ORGANIC ANALYSIS AND SPECTROSCOPY
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY---PHYSICAL ELEMENTS
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY
GENERAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
MATHEMATICS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION MAJORS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
TRIGONOMETRY
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
APPLIED CALCULUS I
APPLIED CALCULUS II
PRE-CALCULUS WITH TRIGONOMETRY
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III
INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
INTRODUCTION TO THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
OUR GLOBAL FUTURE---VALUES FOR SURVIVAL
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II
COLLEGE PHYSICS III
COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY III
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY II
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS III
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY III
OUR GLOBAL FUTURE: VALUES FOR SURVIVAL
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Total Units18
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

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For depth, include a minimum of two courses from a single discipline; for breadth, include at least two disciplines in your selection. These courses emphasize the natural sciences which examine the physical universe, its life forms and its natural phenomena. Courses in math emphasize the development of mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate algebra. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies of science as investigative tools. Students will also examine the influence that the acquisition of scientific knowledge has on the development of the world’s civilizations.