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.
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)
|Required Core Courses|
|MATH-001A||Introduction to Calculus|
|MATH-001B||Calculus with Applications|
|MATH-003A||Linear Algebra I|
|MATH-025||Introduction to Statistics||4|
|BIO-010||Fundamentals of Biology|
|BIO-015||Biology for Education|
|CHEM-001A||General Chemistry I|
|CHEM-001B||General Chemistry II|
|PHYSCI-001||Survey of the Physical Sciences||4|
|PHYSICS-002A||Mechanics & Thermodynamics|
|PHYSICS-002B||Electricity, Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics|
|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