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Online Degrees & Certificates

AS in General Studies: Science

Because of the increasingly technological nature of our society, science majors will find an impressive array of options and exciting opportunities. A science major can provide preparation for a career in fields related to biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, astronomy or engineering.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • integrate the various fields of science in order to critically evaluate and interpret scientific information.demonstrate a core knowledge base in anthropology appreciating and reflecting on human diversity in the past and present.
  • assess how relevant scientific information could be used to inform their own personal economic, political and social decisions.

Career Opportunities

There is a need for scientifically trained people in non-traditional areas such as marketing and sales, scientific information, patent law, and health and safety.

Degree Requirements

Units required for Major: 39.5 
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105, 108 or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking.

A minimum of 90 units is required to include

 

  • Completion of one of the following general eduation patterns:
    • Foothill General Education
    • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or
    • the Intersegmental Genearl Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (39.5 units)
  • Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.

NOTE: Courses used to meet the major requirements may be used to satisfy any graduation general education requirement.

Online Courses for General Studies: Science

The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see online Schedule of Classes for verification.

NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.

 

Core Courses (39.5 units)

Select 20 units from Category I and 19.5 units from Category II.

Category I: Biology

Select at least ONE course each from Area A and Area B. At least one course in this category must include a laboratory.

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
Area A
BIOL 10 * General Biology: Basic Principles 5
Area B
BIOL 8 Basic Nutrition 5
BIOL 12 Human Genetics 4
BIOL 40A * Human Anatomy & Physiology 5
BIOL 41 * Microbiology 6
BIOL 45 Introduction to Human Nutrition 4

* Course includes a laboratory component. 

Category II: Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics & Engineering

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
Area A: Chemistry
Select at least 5 units from the following:
CHEM 30A Survey of Inorganic & Organic Chemistry 5
CHEM 30B Survey of Organic & Biochemistry 5
Area B: Engineering/Computer Science/Astronomy/PSE
Select at least 4.5 units from the following:
ASTR 54H Honors Institute Seminar in Astronomy 1
C S 1A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Java 4.5
C S 1B Intermediate Software Design in Java 4.5
C S 1C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in Java 4.5
C S 2A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in C++ 4.5
C S 2B  Intermediate Software Design in C++ 4.5
C S 2C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in C++ 4.5
C S 2M Intermediate Algorithm & Data Structure Methodologies in C++ 4.5
C S 3A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Python 4.5
C S 3B Intermediate Software Design in Python 4.5
C S 3C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in Python 4.5
C S 3M  Intermediate Algorithm & Data Structure Methodologies in Python 4.5
C S 10 Computer Architecture & Organization 4.5
C S 20A Programming in C# 4.5
C S 21A Python for Programmers 4.5
C S 21B Intermediate Python Programming 4.5
C S 22A JavaScript for Programmers 4.5
C S 26A Ruby & Functional Programming 4.5
C S 30A Introduction to Linux 4.5
C S 30B Linux Shell Programming 4.5
C S 30C Linux Shell Administration 4.5
C S 30D Advanced Linux Shell Administration 4.5
C S 30E Linux System Administration: Network Services 4.5
C S 31A Introduction to Database Management Systems 4.5
C S 40A Software Engineering Methodologies 4.5
C S 48A Data Visualization 4.5
C S 49 Foundations of Computer Programming 2
C S 50A Network Basics 4.5
C S 55A Introduction to Cloud Computing in Amazon Web Services 4.5
C S 55B Database Essentials in Amazon Web Services 4.5
C S 55C Compute Engines in Amazon Web Services 4.5
C S 55D Security in Amazon Web Services 4.5
C S 63A Developing Applications for iOS 4.5
C S 64A Writing Apps for the Android in Java 4.5
C S 71A Data Analytics & Management 4.5
C S 80A Open Source Contribution 4.5
C S 81A 3-D Graphics Programming 4.5
C S 82A Introduction to Software Quality Assurance 4.5
C S 84A Database-Driven Web Application Development 4.5
C S 84B Distributed Databases 4.5
ENGR 10 Introduction to Engineering 5
ENGR 35 Statics 5
ENGR 37 Introduction to Circuit Analysis 5
ENGR 40 Introduction to Clean Energy Technology 5
ENGR 47 Dynamics 5
Area C: Mathematics
Select at least 5 Units from the following: 
MATH 1A Calculus 5
MATH 1B Calculus 5
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 5
MATH 12 Calculus for Business & Economics 5
MATH 48A Precalculus I 5
MATH 48B Precalculus II 5
MATH 48C Precalculus III 5
MATH 67 Enhanced Mathematics Learning with Mathematica 3
Area D: Physics
Select at least 5 Units from the following: 
PHYS 2A General Physics 5
PHYS 2AM General Physics: Calculus Supplement 1
PHYS 2B General Physics 5
PHYS 2BM General Physics: Calculus Supplement 1
PHYS 2C General Physics 5
PHYS 2CM General Physics: Calculus Supplement 1
PHYS 6 Introductory Physics 5

Note that this is a list of fully online courses that satisfy degree requirements.

For a list of on-campus courses that satisfy degree requirements, please visit General Studies 2020-2021 Degrees & Certificates.

Based on the 2020 - 2021 degree program.

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