Liberal Arts and Sciences

Associate in Arts Degree
Area of Emphasis in Visual and Performing Arts 18*
Area of Emphasis in Language Arts and Humanities 18*
Area of Emphasis in Scientific Studies:
Biological Sciences Specialization
Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Specialization
Physical and Earth Sciences Specialization
 
18*
18*
18*
Area of Emphasis in Elementary (Multiple Subject) Teaching Preparation 33* 
Area of Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences 18* 

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree is designed to enable students to complete the requirements for an Associate in Arts Degree with a minimum of 18 units in an area of emphasis and transfer to a University of California, a California State University or an independent/private college and university. To meet the Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree requirements a student must complete the following:

1. One of the following four general education options

  • San Diego Community College District General Education and District Requirements. This GE pattern may fulfill all lower division general education requirements at an independent/ private college or university. (See City College catalog page 73.)
  • CSU General Education - Breadth (CSU GE Pattern). This GE pattern will fulfill all lowerdivision general education requirements at all CSU campuses. (See City College catalog page 105.)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. This GE pattern will fulfill all lower-division general education requirements at all CSU campuses, most UC campuses/majors and some independent/private colleges and universities. (See City College catalog page 97.)
  • San Diego Community College District General Education and additional courses needed to meet all lower division general education requirements of an accredited U. S. postsecondary institution which awards the baccalaureate degree, as detailed in an inter-institutional articulation or transfer agreement and certified by a City counselor. (See City College Catalog page 73.)

2. A minimum of 18 units in an Area of Emphasis or Specialization. These include:

  • Area of Emphasis in Visual and Performing Arts
  • Area of Emphasis in Language Arts and Humanities
  • Area of Emphasis in Scientific Studies:
    • Biological Science Specialization
    • Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Specialization
    • Physical and Earth Sciences Specialization
  • Area of Emphasis in Elementary (Multiple Subject)
  • Teaching Preparation
  • Area of Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences

3. A minimum of 60 transferable units to a University of California, a California State University or an independent/private college and university.

This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this degree should be selected with the assistance of a City College counselor. Completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree does not guarantee acceptance into a four year institution nor into a major.