Total Units for the Associate in Arts Degree: 60 Units
Required Core Courses: 18 Units
Select 18 units from the following:

Course Number Course Title Total Units
AGR-10 AGR-10 Introduction to Animal Science3
AGR-19 AGR-19 Introduction to Soil Science3
AGR 20  AGR-20 Introduction to Plant Science4
ANTH-1 ANTH-1 Biological Anthropology3
BIOL-1  BIOL-1 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology4
BIOL-4 BIOL-4 Principles of Evolutionary, Organismal and Ecological Biology5
BIOL-10 BIOL-10 Natural History of Plants & Animals4
BIOL-20  BIOL-20 Microbiology5
BIOL 21  BIOL 21 Human Anatomy with Lab4
BIOL-22 BIOL-22 Human Physiology with Lab4
BIOL-25  BIOL-25 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL-26  BIOL-26 Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL-32  BIOL-32 General Biology3
BIOL-32L  BIOL-32L General Biology with Laboratory4
CHEM-1A  CHEM-1A General Chemistry I5
CHEM-1B  CHEM-1B General Chemistry II5
CHEM-8  CHEM-8 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry4
CHEM-40  CHEM-40 Survey of Chemistry and Physics3
CHEM-40L  CHEM-40L Teaching Laboratory for Survey of Chemistry and Physics1
CHEM-45  CHEM-45 Introduction to General Chemistry4
GEOL GEOL-1 Physical Geology4
GEOL-5 GEOL-5 Historical Geology & Paleontology4
PHSC 1 PHSC 1 General Physical SciencePHSC 1 General Physical Science3
PHYS 2A  PHYS 2A General College Physics I4
PHYS2B  PHYS2B General College Physics II4

Electives: 24 The student may select from any courses
numbered 1 – 99 to satisfy this requirement.
General Education Requirements: 18 Units
Note: This degree does not prepare a student to transfer to a University.


Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Associate in Arts Degree University Studies or the Associate in Arts Degree General Studies:
Emphasis in Natural Science, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic methodologies of science.
2. Examine the influence that the acquisition of scientific knowledge has on the development of the world’s civilizations.
3. Demonstrate a basic understand of the language, laws, theories, and processes that are fundamental to anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, meteorology, geology, and/or physics, through the observation and analysis of real life examples.