Degree Requirements

The associate degrees in Physical and Earth Sciences, Astronomy, Chemistry, Geography, Geology and Physics, require completion of the courses listed for each degree. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Associate in Science Degree: Physical and Earth Sciences - Astronomy

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
ASTR 101, Descriptive Astronomy
3
ASTR 109, Practice in Observing or
1
ASTR 111 Astronomy Laboratory
 1
MATH 150, Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
5
MATH 151, Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
4
MATH 252, Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
4
PHYS 195 Mechanics
5
PHYS 196, Electricity & Magnetism
5
PHYS 197, Waves, Optics & Modern Physics
5

Total = 32

Recommended electives: Chemistry 200, 200L.

Note: Only one astronomy lab course (ASTR 109 OR ASTR 111) is required for the major.

Associate in Science Degree: Physical and Earth Sciences - CHEMISTRY

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
CHEM 200, General Chemistry I - Lecture
3
CHEM 200L, General Chemistry I - Laboratory
2
CHEM 201, General Chemistry II - Lecture
3
CHEM 201L, General Chemistry II - Laboratory
2
CHEM 231, Organic Chemistry I - Lecture
3
CHEM 231L, Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory
2
CHEM 251,  Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
5
MATH 150, Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
5
MATH 151, Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
4
MATH 252, Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
4
PHYS 195, Mechanics
5
PHYS 196, Electricity and Magnetism
5
PHYS 197, Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
5

Total = 48

Recommended electives: Chemistry 233, 233L, 290, 296; Physics 125, 126.

Associate in Science Degree: Physical and Earth Sciences - Geography

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
GEOG 101, Physical Geography
3
GEOG 101L, Physical Geography Laboratory
1
GEOG 102, Cultural Geography
3
ECON 120, Principles of Macroeconomics
3
ECON 121, Principles of Microeconomics
3
Select eight units from:Units
BIOL 107, General Biology-Lecture and Laboratory
4
CHEM 100, Fundamentals of Chemistry
3
CHEM 100L, Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
1
CHEM 200, General Chemistry I - Lecture
3
CHEM 200L, General Chemistry I - Laboratory
2
MATH 107, Introduction to Scientific
Programming
3
MATH 107L Introduction to Scientific
Programming Lab
1
MATH 119, Elementary Statistics
3
MATH 121, Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I
3
MATH 150, Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
5
POLI 102, The American Political System
3
PSYC 258, Behavioral Science Statistics
3

Total = 21

Recommended electives: Geography 290, 296; Physical Science 100, 101.

Associate in Science Degree: Physical and Earth Sciences - Geology

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
GEOL 100, Physical Geology
3
GEOL 101, Physical Geology Laboratory
1
BIOL 107, General Biology - Lecture and Laboratory
4
CHEM 200, General Chemistry I - Lecture
3
CHEM 200L, General Chemistry I - Laboratory
2
CHEM 201, General Chemistry II - Lecture
3
CHEM 201L, General Chemistry II - Laboratory
2
MATH 150, Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
5
PHYS 180A, General Physics I and
PHYS 181A, General Physics Lab I and
PHYS 180B, General Physics II and
PHYS 181B, General Physics Lab II or
PHYS 195, Mechanics and
PHYS 196, Electricity and Magnetism and
PHYS 197, Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
10-15

Total = 33-38

Recommended electives: Geology 290; Mathematics 107, 107L, 151, 252; a foreign language; and a course in mechanical drawing.

Associate in Science Degree: Physical and Earth Sciences - Physics

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
CHEM 200, General Chemistry I - Lecture
3
CHEM 200L, General Chemistry I - Laboratory
2
CHEM 201, General Chemistry II - Lecture
3
CHEM 201L, General Chemistry II - Laboratory
2
MATH 150, Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
5
MATH 151, Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
4
MATH 252, Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
4
PHYS 195, Mechanics
5
PHYS 196, Electricity and Magnetism
5
PHYS 197, Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics
5

Total = 38

Recommended electives: Physics 125, 126, 290; Astronomy 101 and 109.