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Natural Sciences (AS) Area Majors Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Fall 2004


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 Requirements:

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

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

Natural Sciences Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 18.00 units from the following:
AGRI 10Introduction to Agricultural Sciences3.00
AGRI 20Introduction to Plant Science3.00
ANAT 1General Human Anatomy5.00
ANAT 51Anatomy & Physiology1.00-5.00
ANAT 58Introduction to Human Anatomy3.00
ANTHRO 1Physical Anthropology3.00
ANTHRO 1LPhysical Anthropology Lab1.00
APTECH 90AApplied Mathematics4.00
APTECH 90BQuantitative Reasoning in Applied Technology4.00
ASTRON 12Astronomy Observational Lab1.00
ASTRON 2Stellar Astronomy with Laboratory4.00
ASTRON 3Stellar Astronomy3.00
ASTRON 3LStellar Astronomy Laboratory1.00
ASTRON 4Astronomy of the Solar System3.00
ASTRON 4LSolar Astronomy Laboratory1.00
ASTRON 5Solar Astronomy with Laboratory4.00
BIO 10Introduction to Principles of Biology4.00
BIO 12Basic Concepts of Ecology3.00
BIO 13Human Biology3.00
BIO 15The Future of Rainforests3.00
BIO 20Human Genetics3.00
BIO 25Marine Biology4.00
BIO 26Biology of Marine Mammals4.00
BIO 2AFundamentals of Biology5.00
BIO 2BFundamentals of Biology5.00
BIO 3Fundamentals of Biology (Cell and Molecular)5.00
BIO 80Field Biology3.00
BOTANY 10Plant Biology4.00
BOTANY 60Field Botany4.00
CHEM 10Chemistry and Today's Society3.00
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry5.00
CHEM 1BGeneral Chemistry5.00
CHEM 4AGeneral Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis5.00
CHEM 4BGeneral Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis5.00
CHEM 60Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences5.00
CHEM 8Introductory Organic Chemistry5.00
ELEC 50ASurvey of Electronics3.00
ELEC 90BElectronic Mathematics 23.00
ENVS 12Population, Resources & Environment3.00
FDNT 10Elementary Nutrition3.00
GEOG 4Physical Geography3.00
GEOL 1The Earth3.00
GEOL 1LGeology Lab1.00
GEOL 5General Geology: Historical3.00
HLC 50Basic Physical & Biological Science3.00
MATH 10Nature of Mathematics3.00
MATH 15Elementary Statistics with Computer4.00
MATH 16Introduction to Mathematical Analysis4.00
MATH 1ACalculus, First Course5.00
MATH 1BCalculus, Second Course5.00
MATH 27College Algebra and Trigonometry5.00
MATH 32BASIC Programming for Science3.00
MATH 36FORTRAN Programming for Science4.00
MATH 38Pascal Programming for Science4.00
MATH 4Discrete Mathematics4.00
MATH 8ABrief Calculus I3.00
MATH 8BBrief Calculus II3.00
MATH 9Finite Mathematics3.00
METRO 10Introduction to Meteorology3.00
METRO 10LWeather Analysis Forecasting & Climatology Lab1.00
MICRO 5General Microbiology5.00
MICRO 60Fundamentals of Microbiology4.00
NRM 12Introduction to Environmental Conservation3.00
NRM 51Wildland Trees and Shrubs3.00
PHYS 1Introduction to Physics Problem Solving3.00
PHYS 10Descriptive Introduction3.00
PHYS 10LIntroduction to Physics Lab1.00
PHYS 2AGeneral Physics Lecture3.00
PHYS 2BGeneral Physics Lecture3.00
PHYS 3AGeneral Physics Lab1.00
PHYS 3BGeneral Physics Lab1.00
PHYS 4APhysics for Scientists & Engineers4.00
PHYS 4BPhysics for Scientists & Engineers4.00
PHYS 4CPhysics for Scientists & Engineers4.00
PHYS 4DPhysics for Scientists & Engineers2.00
PHYSC 1Laboratory Physical Science4.00
PHYSC 10Introduction to Physical Science3.00
PHYSIO 1Human Physiology5.00
PHYSIO 58Introduction to Human Physiology3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2004

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 2006

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.

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