Associate of Arts in University Studies in Math and Science (AA)

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This degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year university. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation in mathematics and science. Students will gain an understanding of basic mathematical concepts, quantitative reasoning and their application, experimental methodology, hypotheses testing, and the power of systematic questioning. Students will also 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 mathematics to the process of scientific investigation.
  • Explain and apply quantitative reasoning.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of science and mathematical concepts relevant to inquiry at the university level.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

The College maintains articulation with most CSU and UC campuses and some private colleges and universities. Course requirements vary between colleges and universities and students are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. This degree prepares students for baccalaureate majors including, but not limited to: Atmospheric Science, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Engineering, Enology, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Genetics, Health Science, Hydrology, Kinesiology, Natural Science, Pre-Nursing (B.S.N.), Physics, and many pre-professional majors: Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Veterinary Med, and Pre-Chiropractic.

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) **
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)
Complete a minimum of 18 units with a "C" grade or better, including at least one mathematics course and at least one science course from the lists below. Courses used to fulfill the general education requirements listed above may be counted as part of the 18 unit minimum.
BUS 020Business Statistics *3
BUS 119Quantitative Methods *3
MATH 010Structure and Concepts 1 *4
MATH 011Structures and Concepts 2 *4
MATH 021Introduction to Statistics *4
MATH 070Precalculus *5
MATH 065Calculus 1 *4
MATH 066Calculus 2 *4
MATH 067Calculus 3 *4
MATH 080Linear Algebra *4
MATH 081Differential Equations *5
MATH 154Precalculus B *4
SSCI 025Statistics - Social Sciences *4
AG 002Environmental Conservation *3
AG 004Soil Science *3
ANTH 011Biological Anthropology3
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 002General Chemistry 2 *5
CHEM 020Introduction to General Chemistry *4
CHEM 021Organic/Biological Chemistry *4
GEOG 001
Physical Geography
and Physical Geography Lab *
GEOL 001Physical Geology *4
GEOL 005Earth History *4
GEOL 012Environmental Geology *3
MET 001Elementary Meteorology *3
PHYS 020General Physics 1 *5
PHYS 021General Physics 2 *5
PHYS 055Physics 1: Mechanics & Waves *4
PHYS 056Physics 2: E&M and Heat *4
PHYS 057Physics 3: Modern Physics *5
PLSI 001Intro to Plant Science *3
PSCI 020Physical Science *4
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.
The Associate of Arts in Transfer Studies 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 Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).