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Natural Sciences (AS) Area Majors Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Spring 2010

Description:

The Natural Sciences major focuses on the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena. This degree program is intended for the student who wants to explore the natural sciences as a foundation for lifelong learning, or as an introduction to the various related disciplines in the natural sciences, including astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, environmental science, geology, meteorology, physics, and physiology. This associate degree will not be awarded concurrently with or subsequent to a degree in a related discipline, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health and Fitness, Mathematics, Natural Resource Conservation, Physics, or Physiology.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Outline the steps of the scientific method and describe how this method is used to study the natural world;
  2. apply critical thinking skills and knowledge of the scientific method to the observation and exploration of natural phenomena;
  3. compare and contrast the major topics of study from within three different areas of natural science: biology, chemistry, physics, earth and space sciences; and
  4. apply knowledge from one or more natural science disciplines to advanced courses offered in a four year university.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Natural Sciences (AS) program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • Natural Sciences Major Requirements
    • Natural Sciences Major Electives
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Natural Sciences Major Requirements - complete 12.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete a combination totaling at least 12.00 units from the following:
BIO 10
CHEM 42
PHYS 10 and PHYS 10L
GEOL 1 and GEOL 1L
ASTRON 3 and ASTRON 3L
ASTRON 4 and ASTRON 4L
ASTRON 5
12.00
 
Natural Sciences Major Electives - complete 6.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete a combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
BIO 10
CHEM 42
PHYS 10 and PHYS 10L
GEOL 1 and GEOL 1L
ASTRON 3 and ASTRON 3L
ASTRON 4 and ASTRON 4L
ASTRON 5
ANAT 40
BIO 2.1
BIO 2.2
BIO 2.3
BIO 12
BIO 13
BIO 15
BIO 20
BIO 25
BIO 26
BIO 31
BOTANY 10
BOTANY 60
MICRO 60
CHEM 1A
CHEM 1B
CHEM 4A
CHEM 4B
CHEM 8
CHEM 10
PHYS 1
PHYS 20
PHYS 20L
PHYS 21
PHYS 21L
PHYS 40
PHYS 41
PHYS 42
PHYS 43
GEOL 7
GEOL 11
GEOG 4
6.00
 
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Spring 2010

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2011

Previous Versions:

Natural Sciences - effective Fall 2009
Natural Sciences - effective Fall 2008
Natural Sciences - effective Fall 2007
Natural Sciences - effective Fall 2006
Natural Sciences - effective Fall 2004

Program Requirements Notes:

Students must complete the listed survey course(s) in three out of the five areas listed in the Natural Sciences Major Requirements block totaling 12 units. No course may be counted twice to fulfill the major requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

Contact
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(707) 527-4246
srjcmajor002002@santarosa.edu