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Associate Degree for Transfer-Environmental Science 2020-2021

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The Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science at a CSU campus. Students completing this program are guaranteed admission to the CSU system but not necessarily to a particular campus or major of choice. Students should consult with a counselor for more information on admission to specific universities and their transfer requirements as individual schools may require different or additional coursework to that listed for the Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer Degree.

Program Learning Outcomes:

-Students will be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues.
-Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts and methods from ecological and physical sciences in their application in solving environmental problems.

Units Required

  • Major: 57-65

Degree Requirements:

Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:
-CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the *Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (49-58 units) (full certification is required). For this Associate Degree for Transfer, students have the additional option of completing CSU GE Breadth for STEM Majors or IGETC for STEM Majors (41-44 units)
-Core and support courses (57-65 units, of which 20 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
-Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Although it is possible to fulfill the requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer by completing the IGETC for UC pattern, admission to CSU requires completion of an Oral Communication course (IGETC Area 1C; CSU GE Area A-1); therefore, students who plan to transfer to CSU should complete this course as part of their GE or elective units.

Core Courses (21 units)

BIOL 1A Principles of Cell Biology (6 units)
CHEM 1A General Chemistry (5 units)
or CHEM 1AH Honors General Chemistry (5 units)
CHEM 1B General Chemistry (5 units)
or CHEM 1BH Honors General Chemistry (5 units)
CHEM 1C General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis (5 units)

Support Courses (36-44 units)


List A: (19-24 units)
BIOL 9 Environmental Biology (4 units)
GEOG 1 Physical Geography (5 units)
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics (5 units)
or MATH 17 Integrated Statistics II (5 units)
or PSYC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (5 units)
or SOC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (5 units)
MATH 1A Calculus (5 units) and* MATH 1B Calculus (5 units)
or MATH 12 Calculus for Business & Economics (5 units)
* Both courses must be completed to fulfill the requirement.

And List B: (17-20 units)
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics (5 units)
PHYS 4A General Physics (Calculus) (6 units) and* PHYS 4B General Physics (Calculus) (6 units)
or PHYS 2A General Physics (5 units) and** PHYS 2B General Physics (5 units) and** PHYS 2C General Physics (5 units)
* Both courses must be completed to fulfill the requirement.
** All three courses must be completed to fulfill the requirement.


Control Information:
2020-2021 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2020-05-29 13:08:32 | Dept Code: BIOL

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