Liberal Arts - Math and Science

Liberal Arts Emphasis in Math and Science AA

The Liberal Arts with an Emphasis in Math and Science degree provides an area of emphasis for students that wish to develop a broad knowledge base while focusing on core mathematics and scientific skills useful for their intended transfer major. Natural science courses examine the physical universe, including its life forms, structure and natural phenomena that govern the universe. Mathematics course emphasize the development of mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate algebra, developing a quantitative framework for analysis of scientific principles. Students will gain comprehension of the integrated nature of mathematics and the sciences and will be able to execute experimental methods, assessment and interpretation of scientific phenomena.

Transfer majors appropriate for this area of emphasis include, but are not limited to: Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Ecology, Genetics, Geology, Geosciences, Health Science, Natural Science, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology and pre-professional majors including Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Veterinary. Students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer university for any local requirements in addition to those earned through this degree and contact a West Hills College Lemoore counselor for further information or assistance.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, student will be able to:

  • identify and describe the structures and functions of living organisms.
  • identify the composition of matter and types of energy.
  • use mathematics to understand and interpret the world around them.
  • perform quantitative analysis on sampled data.

Required Coursework

Choose 18 units from the following: (at least 1 course must be from mathematics course (MATH) and 1 course must be from science courses (BIO, CHEM, GEOL, GEOG, PHYSCI, PHYSICS)

Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
MATH-001A Introduction to Calculus
MATH-001B Calculus with Applications
MATH-002A Multivariate Calculus
MATH-002B Differential Equations
MATH-003A Linear Algebra I
MATH-015 Precalculus
MATH-025 Introduction to Statistics 4
MATH-045 Contemporary Math 3
BIO-010 Fundamentals of Biology
BIO-015 Biology for Education
BIO-032 Human Anatomy
BIO-035 Human Physiology
BIO-038 Microbiology
CHEM-001A General Chemistry I
CHEM-001B General Chemistry II
CHEM-002A Introductory Chemistry
GEOG-001 Physical Geography
GEOL-001 Physical Geology
GEOL-003 Historical Geology
PHYSCI-001 Survey of the Physical Sciences 4
PHYSICS-002A Mechanics & Thermodynamics
PHYSICS-002B Electricity, Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics
PHYSICS-004A Classical Mechanics
PHYSICS-004B Electricity, Magnetism & Waves
PHYSICS-004C Thermodynamics, Optics, & Modern Physics

Special Note: A student may receive credit for either BIO 010 or BIO 015, either CHEM 001A or CHEM 002A either PHYSCS 002A or PHYSICS 004A, either PHYSICS 002B or PHYSICS 004B