Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Natural Science (AA)

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This degree provides an opportunity for students who are not intending to transfer to a four-year university to earn an Associate of Arts Degree with an area of emphasis in Natural Sciences. This degree is designed to provide an introductory foundation in the natural sciences and to prepare students for life in the global community by developing a core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for personal and professional success. The curriculum emphasizes experimental methodology, testing hypotheses, and the power of systematic questioning. Students will develop a comprehension of the basic concepts of physical and biological sciences, and a sophisticated understanding of science as a human endeavor, including the limitations as well as the power of scientific inquiry.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of the scientific method to problem solving and planning.
  • Describe the impact of humanity to the current state of the biosphere.
  • Demonstrate the use of mathematics in predicting physical phenomena.

Career Opportunities

Teacher’s Aide, Lab Assistant, Engineering Technician, and Environmental Health Aid.

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)*
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES18
Complete a minimum of 18 units with a "C" grade or better from the following courses. Courses used to fulfill the general education requirements listed above may be counted as part of this 18-unit minimum.
AG 002Environmental Conservation *3
AG 003Economic Entomology *3
AG 004Soil Science3
ANTH 011Biological Anthropology *3
ASTR 010Introduction to Astronomy *3
BIOL 001Principles of Biology 1 *5
BIOL 002Principles of Biology 2 *5
BIOL 020Frontiers in Biology *4
BIOL 021Plant Biology *3
BIOL 022Animal Biology *3
BIOL 025Human Ecology *3
BIOL 030Human Anatomy *4
BIOL 031Human Physiology *4
BIOL 040General Microbiology *4
CHEM 001General Chemistry 1 *5
CHEM 020Intro to General Chemistry *4
GEOG 001Physical Geography *3
GEOL 001Physical Geology *4
GEOL 012Environmental Geology *3
GEOL 005Earth History *4
MET 001Elementary Meteorology *3
NUTR 018Nutrition *3
PHYS 020General Physics 1 *5
PLSI 001Intro to Plant Science *3
PSCI 020Physical Science *4
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ELECTIVES 20
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units
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TOTAL60
The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).