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.
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.
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.
- For a complete listing of online courses offered during the current quarter, visit Online Course Information.
- If you need any additional degree information or confirmation, please contact the Counseling Division.
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.
|BIOL 10 *||General Biology: Basic Principles||5|
|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
|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 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 37||Introduction to Circuit Analysis||5|
|ENGR 40||Introduction to Clean Energy Technology||5|
|Area C: Mathematics
Select at least 5 Units from the following:
|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.