Associate of Science Multiple Sciences Degree
The Associate of Science in 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.
To complete the requirements for the Associate of Arts degree, a student must:
- Complete the requirements for an associate degree.
- Complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units with a "C" or better in each course in the following multidisciplinary program.
- Complete elective units to meet the minimum 60 units required for the associate degree.
Associated Major Sheet (PDF)
A minimum of six (6) six units must be taken from two of the following three groups:
A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:
- Demonstrate the processes and skills associated with biological science research, including an integrated working knowledge of instrumentation and biological processes.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills through analysis of experimental data then drawing conclusions and making predictions based on evidence.
- Demonstrate general knowledge of the scientific concepts as appropriate for courses in physics.
- Utilize critical thinking skills to interpret, apply and/or evaluate an Earth Science topic, such as the concept of scale.
- Collect, analyze and interpret information and clearly articulate the results through their writing, speech or other acceptable style of presentation.
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.