Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Math and Science

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

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an “Area of Emphasis.”  The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree  would be an ideal choice for those students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California as the student can satisfy their general education requirements, plus focus on transferable course work that relates to majors at CSU or UC.

  • Choose either Option 1, 2 or 3 for the General Education pattern related to your educational goal.
  • Complete a minimum of 18 units from the courses listed below.  For Option 1, courses cannot be double-counted to satisfy general education requirements.
  • Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable transferable semester units (including major and general education courses).
  • For ALL OPTIONS: complete necessary Southwestern College Graduation and Proficiency requirements (See Southwestern College Catalog)
  • Courses with an "*" are not UC transferable.
  • Courses should be selected with the assistance of a counselor.  Refer to ASSIST.org for transfer details.
  • Completion of the Liberal Arts Degree does not guarantee acceptance into a four year institution nor into a major.

Program Student Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills necessary to engage competently in personal, professional, civic, and social contexts.
Option 1 Footnote 1
Southwestern College Associate Degree General Education
Minimum units necessary to meet Southwestern Associate Degree requirements18
Option 2 Footnotes *, 1, 2
CSU GE Breadth
Minimum units necessary to meet CSU/GE Certification requirements39
Option 3 Footnotes *, 1, 2
IGETC
Minimum units necessary to meet IGETC Certification requirements34
Math & Science Emphasis
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.
Select a minimum of 18 units of the following courses:18
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
LABORATORY IN 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
NATURAL HISTORY OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS
THE SCIENCE OF BREWING BEER
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF BREWING LAB
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
BIOSTATISTICS
HUMAN ANATOMY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
ELEMENTARY ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
THE SCIENCE OF BREWING BEER
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF BREWING LAB
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 PROGRAMMING USING C++
PROGRAMMING INTERNET VISUAL/MOBILE APPLICATIONS USING JAVA
ENGINEERING PROBLEM ANALYSIS-C/C++ LANGUAGE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY---PHYSICAL ELEMENTS
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
EXPLORING OUR WORLD-MAPS AND GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE
GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY
GENERAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
MATHEMATICS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION MAJORS *
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
TRIGONOMETRY *
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS I
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS II
CHILDREN'S MATHEMATICAL THINKING *
STATWAY II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
APPLIED CALCULUS I
APPLIED CALCULUS II
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND ARCHITECTURE
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
DISCRETE STRUCTURES
INTRODUCTION TO THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF 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
MODERN PHYSICS AND PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY III
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
DATA ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
DATA ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Total Units18