Associate of Science Multiple Sciences Degree

The Associate of Science Multiple Sciences degree emphasizes the role of science, scientific inquiry and technology in our world. Students will apply a problem solving strategy such as the scientific method or other systematic process of inquiry and recognize the contributions of science and technology in our world. This degree is multidisciplinary, giving students the knowledge and experience in both the physical and biological sciences.

Associated Major Sheet (PDF)

Major/Program Requirements

Required Courses:

A minimum of six (6) six units must be taken from two of the following three groups:

Physical Sciences

ASTRON 150 or ASTRON 150HIntroduction to Astronomy

3.00

ASTRON 160Astronomy Laboratory

1.00

CHEM 101Introduction to Chemistry

4.00

CHEM 102Introduction to Organic Chemistry

4.00

CHEM 123Chemistry for Everyone

3.00

CHEM 150 or CHEM 150HGeneral Chemistry I

5.00

CHEM 151 or CHEM 151HGeneral Chemistry II

5.00

CHEM 212Organic Chemistry I

4.00

CHEM 213Organic Chemistry II

4.00

ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering

3.00

PHYSIC 100Introduction to Physics

4.00

PHYSIC 110General Physics I

4.00

PHYSIC 111General Physics II

4.00

PHYSIC 250College Physics I

4.00

PHYSIC 251College Physics II

4.00

PHYSIC 252College Physics III

4.00

Earth Sciences

GEOL 100 or GEOL 100HPhysical Geology

4.00

GEOL 101 or GEOL 101HIntroduction to Geology

3.00

GEOL 112Historical Geology

4.00

GEOL 113Earth and Life History

3.00

GEOL 150 or GEOL 150HContemporary Geology: Hazards, Resources and Environmental Concerns

3.00

GEOL 160Geology Laboratory

1.00

GEOL 170Geologic History of the Great Basin

1.00

GEOL 175Geology of the Eastern Mojave Desert

1.00

GEOL 177Geology of the High Desert and Western Mojave Desert Region

1.00

GEOL 180Geology of Joshua Tree National Park

1.00

GEOL 181Geology of the Anza Borrego Region

1.00

GEOL 190Geology of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Northern Section

1.00

GEOL 250Geology of California

3.00

GEOL 270Geology of the Eastern Sierra Nevada

1.00

GEOG 110 or GEOG 110HPhysical Geography

3.00

GEOG 111 or GEOG 111HPhysical Geography Laboratory

1.00

GEOG 126Geography of California

3.00

OCEAN 100Investigations in Oceanography

4.00

OCEAN 101 or OCEAN 101HElements of Oceanography

3.00

Biological Sciences
ANAT 101Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology

4.00

ANAT 150Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4.00

ANAT 151Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4.00

ANTHRO 106 or ANTHRO 106HBiological Anthropology

3.00

BIOL 100General Biology

4.00

BIOL 123Ecology and Environment

3.00

BIOL 130 or BIOL 130HCell and Molecular Biology

4.00

BIOL 131 or BIOL 131HPopulations and Organisms

4.00

HEALTH 263 or HEALTH 263HNutrition and Health

3.00

MICRO 102Introductory Microbiology

4.00

MICRO 150Medical Microbiology

5.00

Students planning to transfer to a four-year university are cautioned that this degree may not meet all of the lower division requirements for transfer into a particular major; however, through careful educational planning with a counselor; this degree would offer a solid foundation in the transfer process. Students should consult with a counselor for specific information regarding their intended major at the university of their choice.