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The classes needed for this degree are available at nearly all of our campuses. Some of the other courses and general education courses may also be available online and at other campuses. See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.
This degree requires 60 units and will likely take 4 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($200 + $42) per unit
= $2760 in tuition and fees
= $14,520 in tuition and fees
+ ~$3500* for books and supplies
= $6260 across four semesters or $1565 per semester
= $18,020 across four semesters or $4505 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
The Liberal Arts: Math and Science Associate in Arts Degree (60 units total, 18 units in the major): The Liberal Arts degrees are designed for students who wish to have a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an "Area of Emphasis". This emphasis allows students to satisfy general education requirements as well as focus on transferable course work. It is ideal for students who plan on transferring to California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) for a major in education or for a major that Cerro Coso does not offer. Please consult with a counselor for information regarding your intended major at the specific college or university of your choice.
Courses in Liberal Arts: Math & Science AA degree emphasize the natural sciences which examine the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena. Courses in math emphasize the development of mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate algebra. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies of science as investigative tools. Students completing this degree may be able to transfer to a four-year degree program in teaching, various health career programs, or environmental studies.
Courses required for the associate degree major at Cerro Coso Community College may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to identify the courses needed from the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals.
You must complete a minimum of 60 units, including the courses listed in the major and general education requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, and a grade of "A", "B", or "C" in all courses for the major. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Cerro Coso Community College.
Your transfer institution may require some of the courses to be taken for a grade. Please consult a counselor and http://www.assist.org/ to determine any limitations on Pass/No Pass grading in major preparation courses.
Completion of the Cerro Coso local General Education Pattern DOES NOT prepare a student for transfer. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year school, depending on your transfer goal, you should select Option B or C only. For more information refer to the general education section of the catalog.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
Consult a counselor at your local campus for degree pathway options.
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Select a minimum of 18 units from the following courses. At least one course must be from Mathematics and at least two courses from the sciences, including one laboratory or field experience course (*).
|ANTH C121||Physical Anthropology||3 Units|
|or ANTH C121H||Physical Anthropology - Honors||4|
|BIOL C101||Principles of Biology||3|
|or BIOL C101H||Principles of Biology - Honors||4|
|BIOL C105*||Concepts of Biology||4|
|or BIOL C105H*||Concepts of Biology - Honors||5|
|BIOL C111*||General Biology I||5|
|or BIOL C111H*||General Biology I - Honors||6|
|BIOL C112*||General Biology II||5|
|or BIOL C112H*||General Biology II - Honors||6|
|BIOL C125*||Survey of Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|or BIOL C121||Survey of Anatomy and Physiology Lecture||3|
|BIOL C145*||Environmental Studies||4|
|or BIOL C141||Environmental Studies Lecture||3|
|BIOL C251*||Human Anatomy||4|
|BIOL C255*||Human Physiology||4|
|BIOL C262*||General Microbiology||4|
|CHEM C101*||Introduction to Chemistry||4|
|CHEM C111*||General Inorganic Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM C113*||General Inorganic Chemistry II||5|
|or CHEM C113H*||General Inorganic Chemistry II - Honors||6|
|CHEM C221*||Organic Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM C223*||Organic Chemistry II||5|
|or CHEM C223H*||Organic Chemistry II - Honors||6|
|GEOG C101||Physical Geography Lecture||3|
|GEOG C102*||Physical Geography Laboratory||1|
|GEOG C111*||Physical Geography||4|
|GEOL C111*||Physical Geology||4|
|MATH C121||Elementary Probability and Statistics||4|
|or MATH C121H||Elementary Probability and Statistics Honors||5|
|MATH C130||Finite Mathematics||4|
|MATH C131||Basic Functions and Calculus for Business||4|
|MATH C141||College Algebra||4|
|MATH C151||Analytical Geometry and Calculus I||5|
|MATH C152||Analytical Geometry and Calculus II||5|
|MATH C251||Analytical Geometry and Calculus III||5|
|MATH C255||Ordinary Differential Equations||4|
|MATH C257||Linear Algebra||4|
|PHSC C105*||General Earth Sciences||4|
|or PHSC C101||General Earth Sciences Lecture||3|
|PHSC C115*||Physical Science||1|
|or PHSC C111||Physical Science Lecture||3|
|PHSC C121||Astronomy Lecture||3|
|PHSC C122*||Astronomy Laboratory||1|
|PHSC C131||Introduction to Meteorology||3|
|PHSC C132*||Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory||1|
|PHYS C113*||Electricity and Magnetism||5|
|PHYS C211*||Waves, Optics and Modern Physics||5|
|CSCI C251||Introduction to Visual Basic Programming||3|
|CSCI C252||Introduction to Computer Science||3|
|CSCI C265||Introductory C++ Programming||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION A||Cerro Coso Local General Education Pattern|
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|
For general questions, contact:Dennis Jensen
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.