Liberal Arts - Emphasis in Mathematics, Physical & Natural Sciences
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This area of emphasis offers a broad and interdisciplinary foundation in the sciences necessary for continued training at the upper division (or advanced) level for many bachelor’s degree programs in the natural sciences including biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, and many others. It is a starting point for students who are preparing for careers in business, industry, medicine, health sciences, education, and government, where scientific and technical skills are in great demand.
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REQUIREMENTS for the AA DEGREE
To qualify for this degree, you must meet these requirements:
- Minimum of 60 degree applicable units
- Minimum 2.0 GPA
- Complete general education requirements with one of the following GE patterns
- LACCD GE pattern
- IGETC pattern
- Complete a minimum of 18 units from area of emphasis coursework
- Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Upon completion of the Degree program, students are able to:
- Apply scientific principles, theories, and/or models to explain or predict the behavior of natural physical phenomena.
- Apply scientific knowledge and reasoning to evaluate the human interaction with the natural world and identify major issues impacting society.