Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Natural Science (AA)
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.
- 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.
Teacher’s Aide, Lab Assistant, Engineering Technician, and Environmental Health Aid.
|GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS||25|
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)*
|REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES||18|
|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 002||Environmental Conservation *||3|
|AG 003||Economic Entomology *||3|
|AG 004||Soil Science||3|
|ANTH 011||Biological Anthropology *||3|
|ASTR 010||Introduction to Astronomy *||3|
|BIOL 001||Principles of Biology 1 *||5|
|BIOL 002||Principles of Biology 2 *||5|
|BIOL 020||Frontiers in Biology *||4|
|BIOL 021||Plant Biology *||3|
|BIOL 022||Animal Biology *||3|
|BIOL 025||Human Ecology *||3|
|BIOL 030||Human Anatomy *||4|
|BIOL 031||Human Physiology *||4|
|BIOL 040||General Microbiology *||4|
|CHEM 001||General Chemistry 1 *||5|
|CHEM 020||Introduction to General Chemistry *||4|
|GEOG 001||Physical Geography *||3|
|GEOL 001||Physical Geology *||4|
|GEOL 012||Environmental Geology *||3|
|GEOL 005||Earth History *||4|
|MET 001||Elementary Meteorology *||3|
|NUTR 018||Nutrition *||3|
|PHYS 020||General Physics 1 *||5|
|PLSI 001||Intro to Plant Science *||3|
|PSCI 020||Physical Science *||4|
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units
Courses meet General Education requirements and 3 units may double count above in COS-GE.