The Associate in Science in Environmental Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree is intended to meet the lower-division requirements for Environmental Science majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers an Environmental Science baccalaureate degree. This degree provides for the completion of lower division major preparation associated with the requirements for a bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental management protection, applied ecology, environmental data analysis, and other fields. It provides a broad, comprehensive overview of the main areas of environmental science. The ability to think critically and use appropriate tools to solve environmental biological questions will be emphasized.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.Course | Units | Typically Offered |

1st Semester | ||

CHEM 120 - Introduction to Chemistry (CSU GE B1)M | 5.0 | |

CHEM 120 - Introduction to Chemistry (5.0 units)
This one-semester course is designed for students intending to major in science or engineering. The course primarily prepares students for CHEM130; additionally, it fulfills the General Education requirement in the physical sciences. This course introduces the fundamental principles of general chemistry, with emphasis on chemical nomenclature and quantitative problems in chemistry. The lecture presents classical and modern chemistry, including atomic theory, periodic properties, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, acids and bases, gas laws, and solutions. The laboratory introduces the techniques of experimental chemistry with examples from all areas of chemistry. | ||

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE | 3.5 | |

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)
This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays that incorporate sources necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in researching, evaluating, and incorporating sources, and in learning critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original documented essays. The writing workshop component of the course is designed to assist students with improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete writing workshop activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual or small group conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication. | ||

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE | 3.0 | |

POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 14.5† | |

2nd Semester | ||

CHEM 130 - General Chemistry IM | 5.0 | |

CHEM 130 - General Chemistry I (5.0 units)
This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence designed for students intending to major in science and engineering. The lecture course covers classical and modern chemistry, with applications in stoichiometry and classical atomic theory of chemistry, periodic properties, gas laws, modern quantum theory of atomic and molecular structure and periodic properties, thermochemistry, liquids and solids, and solution chemistry. The laboratory introduces experimental chemistry with examples from all areas of chemistry. | ||

Select one: BIOL 120 / CHEM 140 / GEOL 150 / GEOL 151 / GEOG 101 / GEOG 101L / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / MATH 190 / MATH 190H / MATH 170 M | 4.0 | |

Notes:Choose 15 units from the following: Biol 120/Chem 140/GEOL 150 and GEOL 151 or GEOG 101 and GEOG 101L/ Math 130 or Math 130H or Psy 190/ Math 190 or Math 190H/Math 170 BIOL 120 - Environmental Biology (3.0 units)
In this course, students utilize basic biological concepts and an interdisciplinary approach to determine how to address environmental challenges. Topics may include ecosystem characteristics and functions, population dynamics, energy and material resource use, pollution, and alternative energy sources. Because the course takes up the social, political, and economic implications of environmental decisions, it is intended for students from many disciplines, including non-STEM disciplines. This course fulfills the general education requirement for life sciences majors. CHEM 140 - General Chemistry II (5.0 units)
CHEM 140 is a continuation of CHEM 130. Theory and techniques of elementary physical chemistry are stressed. Emphasis is placed on the dynamics of chemical change using thermodynamics and reaction kinetics as the major tools. A thorough treatment of equilibrium is given, with many examples of acid/base, buffer, solubility, and complex ions. Entropy and free energy, electrochemistry, coordination compounds and a brief introduction to organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry are presented. Various analytical techniques used in modern chemistry are introduced. Descriptive chemistry of representative metallic and nonmetallic elements is included. The Laboratory introduces experimental chemistry with examples from areas of kinetics, equilibrium, acid/base and buffer preparation, differential titration, electrochemistry, and qualitative analysis. Modern instrumental methods are used in some exercises. GEOL 150 - Physical Geology (3.0 units)
This introductory course covers the principles of geology, with emphasis on Earth processes, and fulfills the physical science general education requirement. The course focuses on the internal structure and origin of the Earth and the processes that change and shape. Earthquakes, volcanoes, oil, beaches, tsunamis, rocks, rivers, glaciers, plate tectonics, minerals, and continent and mountain building are among the topics that are explored. GEOL 151 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1.0 units)
This lab engages students with a hands-on review of the principles presented in Geology 150 and their application to everyday life. Laboratory exercises will include but are not limited to the identification of minerals; igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks; topographic and geologic map exercises demonstrating the work of water, wind, ice, and gravity; and the effects of tectonic activity. GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography (3.0 units)
This general education course introduces students to the natural processes that shape the earth. Weather and climate, landforms and volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, and coastal phenomena are among the topics explored. This course is for any students interested in the physical processes that shape land masses. GEOG 101L - Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory (1.0 units)
The physical geography laboratory is designed to acquaint students with the methods, techniques, and procedures used by geographers in the study and analysis of the physical environment. Students use maps, the Internet, and other tools to work with real-world geographic data. This course fulfills the general education lab requirement in physical sciences when taken with or after the Introduction to Physical Geography course (GEOG 101). MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)
This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)
This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)
This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. It is designed to teach students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology how to present and interpret experimental data. The course focuses on hypothesis testing and the statistics used to analyze assumptions, with topics including basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190 is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This is the first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable. It includes topics in functions, limits and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 190H is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This course includes topics of differential and integral calculus of a single variable. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. MATH 170 - Elements of Calculus (4.0 units)
This is a one-semester course in the fundamentals of algebra-based calculus and its applications to the fields of business, economics, social sciences, biology, and technology. Course topics include graphing of functions; applications of derivatives and integrals of functions including polynomials; rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; multivariable derivatives; and differential equations. | ||

Select one: CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or Humanities GE | 3.0† | |

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Total Semester Units: | 12.0† | |

3rd Semester | ||

BIOL 200 - Principles of Biology 1 (Molecular and Cellular Biology) (CSU GE B2 and B3)M | 5.0 | |

BIOL 200 - Principles of Biology 1 (Molecular and Cellular Biology) (5.0 units)
This course is first in a sequence of courses for undergraduate preparation for biology majors. The course covers principles and applications of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, biological molecules, homeostasis, cell reproduction and its controls, molecular genetics, classical/Mendelian genetics, cell metabolism including photosynthesis and respiration, and cellular communication. Additional areas of focus include evolution and ecology. The laboratory portion of the course applies the processes of scientific inquiry and experimental design to the study of biological concepts focusing on observations, experimentation, record keeping, data collection and analysis, and presentation of outcomes. The course sequence also provides excellent preparation for students who intend to pursue post-graduate studies in the medical sciences. | ||

Select one: BIOL 120 / CHEM 140 / GEOL 150 / GEOL 151 / GEOG 101 / GEOG 101L / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / MATH 190 / MATH 190H / MATH 170 M | 4.0 | |

Notes:Choose 15 units from the following: Biol 120/Chem 140/GEOL 150 and GEOL 151 or GEOG 101 and GEOG 101L/ Math 130 or Math 130H or Psy 190/ Math 190 or Math 190H/Math 170 BIOL 120 - Environmental Biology (3.0 units)
In this course, students utilize basic biological concepts and an interdisciplinary approach to determine how to address environmental challenges. Topics may include ecosystem characteristics and functions, population dynamics, energy and material resource use, pollution, and alternative energy sources. Because the course takes up the social, political, and economic implications of environmental decisions, it is intended for students from many disciplines, including non-STEM disciplines. This course fulfills the general education requirement for life sciences majors. CHEM 140 - General Chemistry II (5.0 units)
CHEM 140 is a continuation of CHEM 130. Theory and techniques of elementary physical chemistry are stressed. Emphasis is placed on the dynamics of chemical change using thermodynamics and reaction kinetics as the major tools. A thorough treatment of equilibrium is given, with many examples of acid/base, buffer, solubility, and complex ions. Entropy and free energy, electrochemistry, coordination compounds and a brief introduction to organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry are presented. Various analytical techniques used in modern chemistry are introduced. Descriptive chemistry of representative metallic and nonmetallic elements is included. The Laboratory introduces experimental chemistry with examples from areas of kinetics, equilibrium, acid/base and buffer preparation, differential titration, electrochemistry, and qualitative analysis. Modern instrumental methods are used in some exercises. GEOL 150 - Physical Geology (3.0 units)
This introductory course covers the principles of geology, with emphasis on Earth processes, and fulfills the physical science general education requirement. The course focuses on the internal structure and origin of the Earth and the processes that change and shape. Earthquakes, volcanoes, oil, beaches, tsunamis, rocks, rivers, glaciers, plate tectonics, minerals, and continent and mountain building are among the topics that are explored. GEOL 151 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1.0 units)
This lab engages students with a hands-on review of the principles presented in Geology 150 and their application to everyday life. Laboratory exercises will include but are not limited to the identification of minerals; igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks; topographic and geologic map exercises demonstrating the work of water, wind, ice, and gravity; and the effects of tectonic activity. GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography (3.0 units)
This general education course introduces students to the natural processes that shape the earth. Weather and climate, landforms and volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, and coastal phenomena are among the topics explored. This course is for any students interested in the physical processes that shape land masses. GEOG 101L - Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory (1.0 units)
The physical geography laboratory is designed to acquaint students with the methods, techniques, and procedures used by geographers in the study and analysis of the physical environment. Students use maps, the Internet, and other tools to work with real-world geographic data. This course fulfills the general education lab requirement in physical sciences when taken with or after the Introduction to Physical Geography course (GEOG 101). MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)
This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)
This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)
This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. It is designed to teach students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology how to present and interpret experimental data. The course focuses on hypothesis testing and the statistics used to analyze assumptions, with topics including basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190 is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This is the first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable. It includes topics in functions, limits and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 190H is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This course includes topics of differential and integral calculus of a single variable. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. MATH 170 - Elements of Calculus (4.0 units)
This is a one-semester course in the fundamentals of algebra-based calculus and its applications to the fields of business, economics, social sciences, biology, and technology. Course topics include graphing of functions; applications of derivatives and integrals of functions including polynomials; rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; multivariable derivatives; and differential equations. | ||

Select one: ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H GE | 3.5 | |

ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)
This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining their writing and language skills and will augment their ability to exercise critical thought. Students will complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (3.5 units)
This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101, and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. In the course, students read and write extensively while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques, demonstrating advanced composition acumen by researching and writing a series of argumentative essays that demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear and concise prose. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining writing and language skills, and augments students' ability to exercise critical thought. Students complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address their specific writing concerns. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. | ||

CSU GE F - Ethnic StudiesGE | 3.0 | |

Notes: Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 15.5 | |

4th Semester | ||

BIOL 201 - Principles of Biology 2 (Diversity and Ecology)M | 5.0 | |

BIOL 201 - Principles of Biology 2 (Diversity and Ecology) (5.0 units)
This course continues the sequence of undergraduate preparation for biology majors. The course is a survey of the diversity of unicellular and multicellular life on earth, focusing on the relationships between structure and function, as well as evolutionary adaptations to their environments. Topics deal with classification, development, evolutionary relationships and ecological functions of living organisms inclusive of prokaryotes, fungi, protists, plants and animals. Laboratories will emphasize life forms, experimentation and dissections. Field trips will be used to examine organisms in their natural settings. | ||

Select one: BIOL 120 / CHEM 140 / GEOL 150 / GEOL 151 / GEOG 101 / GEOG 101L / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / MATH 190 / MATH 190H / MATH 170 M | 4.0 | |

Notes:Choose 15 units from the following: Biol 120/Chem 140/GEOL 150 and GEOL 151 or GEOG 101 and GEOG 101L/ Math 130 or Math 130H or Psy 190/ Math 190 or Math 190H/Math 170 BIOL 120 - Environmental Biology (3.0 units)
In this course, students utilize basic biological concepts and an interdisciplinary approach to determine how to address environmental challenges. Topics may include ecosystem characteristics and functions, population dynamics, energy and material resource use, pollution, and alternative energy sources. Because the course takes up the social, political, and economic implications of environmental decisions, it is intended for students from many disciplines, including non-STEM disciplines. This course fulfills the general education requirement for life sciences majors. CHEM 140 - General Chemistry II (5.0 units)
CHEM 140 is a continuation of CHEM 130. Theory and techniques of elementary physical chemistry are stressed. Emphasis is placed on the dynamics of chemical change using thermodynamics and reaction kinetics as the major tools. A thorough treatment of equilibrium is given, with many examples of acid/base, buffer, solubility, and complex ions. Entropy and free energy, electrochemistry, coordination compounds and a brief introduction to organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry are presented. Various analytical techniques used in modern chemistry are introduced. Descriptive chemistry of representative metallic and nonmetallic elements is included. The Laboratory introduces experimental chemistry with examples from areas of kinetics, equilibrium, acid/base and buffer preparation, differential titration, electrochemistry, and qualitative analysis. Modern instrumental methods are used in some exercises. GEOL 150 - Physical Geology (3.0 units)
This introductory course covers the principles of geology, with emphasis on Earth processes, and fulfills the physical science general education requirement. The course focuses on the internal structure and origin of the Earth and the processes that change and shape. Earthquakes, volcanoes, oil, beaches, tsunamis, rocks, rivers, glaciers, plate tectonics, minerals, and continent and mountain building are among the topics that are explored. GEOL 151 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1.0 units)
This lab engages students with a hands-on review of the principles presented in Geology 150 and their application to everyday life. Laboratory exercises will include but are not limited to the identification of minerals; igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks; topographic and geologic map exercises demonstrating the work of water, wind, ice, and gravity; and the effects of tectonic activity. GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography (3.0 units)
This general education course introduces students to the natural processes that shape the earth. Weather and climate, landforms and volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, and coastal phenomena are among the topics explored. This course is for any students interested in the physical processes that shape land masses. GEOG 101L - Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory (1.0 units)
The physical geography laboratory is designed to acquaint students with the methods, techniques, and procedures used by geographers in the study and analysis of the physical environment. Students use maps, the Internet, and other tools to work with real-world geographic data. This course fulfills the general education lab requirement in physical sciences when taken with or after the Introduction to Physical Geography course (GEOG 101). MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)
This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)
This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)
This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. It is designed to teach students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology how to present and interpret experimental data. The course focuses on hypothesis testing and the statistics used to analyze assumptions, with topics including basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190 is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This is the first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable. It includes topics in functions, limits and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 190H is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This course includes topics of differential and integral calculus of a single variable. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. MATH 170 - Elements of Calculus (4.0 units)
This is a one-semester course in the fundamentals of algebra-based calculus and its applications to the fields of business, economics, social sciences, biology, and technology. Course topics include graphing of functions; applications of derivatives and integrals of functions including polynomials; rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; multivariable derivatives; and differential equations. | ||

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE | 3.0 | |

Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 12.0 | |

5th Semester | ||

Select one: ECON 102 / ECON 102H (CSU GE D)M | 3.0 | |

ECON 102 - Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 units)
This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101. ECON 102H - Principles of Microeconomics Honors (3.0 units)
This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. Students complete a research project on an actual economic policy or a theoretical view. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101 by any student who has completed ENGL 101 with a “C” or better. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. | ||

Select one: PHY 211 / PHY 150 M | 4.0 | |

PHY 211 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - I (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a three-semester sequence designed for students transferring to four-year institutions with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, momentum, and conservation principles. PHY 150 - General Physics I (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a two-semester, trigonometry-based physics sequence and is designed for students transferring to a four-year institution and planning careers in health professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, and optometry as well as those students in engineering technology and architecture. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, momentum, conservation principles, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, fluids, and thermodynamics. Students majoring in the biological sciences should consult a counselor as to whether this course satisfies the general preparation requirements for their major at their intended transfer university. | ||

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE | 3.0 | |

Select one: SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 120, 140 | ||

CSU GE C2 - HumanitiesGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 13.0† | |

6th Semester | ||

Select one: PHY 213 / PHY 160 M | 4.0 | |

PHY 213 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - III (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a three-semester sequence designed for students transferring to four-year institutions with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered include electric fields, electric potential, current, circuits, magnetic fields, Gauss' law, Ampere's law, Maxwell's equations, induction, and electromagnetic waves. PHY 160 - General Physics II (4.0 units)
This course is the second of a two-semester, trigonometry-based physics sequence and is designed for students transferring to a four-year institution with majors in health professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, and optometry as well as those students in engineering technology and architecture. Topics include electricity and magnetism, oscillations, waves, optics, and modern physics. Students majoring in the biological sciences should consult a counselor as to whether this course satisfies the general preparation requirements for their major at their intended transfer university. | ||

4.0 | ||

Notes:BIOL 120 - Environmental Biology (3.0 units)
CHEM 140 - General Chemistry II (5.0 units)
GEOL 150 - Physical Geology (3.0 units)
GEOL 151 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1.0 units)
GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography (3.0 units)
GEOG 101L - Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory (1.0 units)
MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)
MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)
PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)
MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 170 - Elements of Calculus (4.0 units)
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Total Semester Units: | 8.0 | |

Total Units for Environmental Science AS-T program (Transfer to CSU) | 75.0† | |

AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor. |

† | Some classes may have higher units |

M | Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement |

GE | General Education course |

EL | Elective Course |

Course | Units | Typically Offered |

1st Semester | ||

CHEM 120 - Introduction to Chemistry (IGETC 5A)M | 5.0 | |

CHEM 120 - Introduction to Chemistry (5.0 units)
This one-semester course is designed for students intending to major in science or engineering. The course primarily prepares students for CHEM130; additionally, it fulfills the General Education requirement in the physical sciences. This course introduces the fundamental principles of general chemistry, with emphasis on chemical nomenclature and quantitative problems in chemistry. The lecture presents classical and modern chemistry, including atomic theory, periodic properties, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, acids and bases, gas laws, and solutions. The laboratory introduces the techniques of experimental chemistry with examples from all areas of chemistry. | ||

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE | 3.5 | |

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)
This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays that incorporate sources necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in researching, evaluating, and incorporating sources, and in learning critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original documented essays. The writing workshop component of the course is designed to assist students with improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete writing workshop activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual or small group conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication. | ||

IGETC 3B - HumanitiesGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE | 3.0 | |

POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 14.5† | |

2nd Semester | ||

CHEM 130 - General Chemistry IM | 5.0 | |

CHEM 130 - General Chemistry I (5.0 units)
This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence designed for students intending to major in science and engineering. The lecture course covers classical and modern chemistry, with applications in stoichiometry and classical atomic theory of chemistry, periodic properties, gas laws, modern quantum theory of atomic and molecular structure and periodic properties, thermochemistry, liquids and solids, and solution chemistry. The laboratory introduces experimental chemistry with examples from all areas of chemistry. | ||

4.0 | ||

Notes:BIOL 120 - Environmental Biology (3.0 units)
CHEM 140 - General Chemistry II (5.0 units)
GEOL 150 - Physical Geology (3.0 units)
GEOL 151 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1.0 units)
GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography (3.0 units)
GEOG 101L - Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory (1.0 units)
MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)
MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)
PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)
MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 170 - Elements of Calculus (4.0 units)
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US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE | 3.0 | |

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170. | ||

IGETC 3A or 3B - Arts or HumanitiesGE | 3.0† | |

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Total Semester Units: | 15.0† | |

3rd Semester | ||

BIOL 200 - Principles of Biology 1 (Molecular and Cellular Biology) (IGETC 5B and 5C)M | 5.0 | |

BIOL 200 - Principles of Biology 1 (Molecular and Cellular Biology) (5.0 units)
This course is first in a sequence of courses for undergraduate preparation for biology majors. The course covers principles and applications of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, biological molecules, homeostasis, cell reproduction and its controls, molecular genetics, classical/Mendelian genetics, cell metabolism including photosynthesis and respiration, and cellular communication. Additional areas of focus include evolution and ecology. The laboratory portion of the course applies the processes of scientific inquiry and experimental design to the study of biological concepts focusing on observations, experimentation, record keeping, data collection and analysis, and presentation of outcomes. The course sequence also provides excellent preparation for students who intend to pursue post-graduate studies in the medical sciences. | ||

4.0 | ||

Notes:BIOL 120 - Environmental Biology (3.0 units)
CHEM 140 - General Chemistry II (5.0 units)
GEOL 150 - Physical Geology (3.0 units)
GEOL 151 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1.0 units)
GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography (3.0 units)
GEOG 101L - Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory (1.0 units)
MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)
MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)
PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)
MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 170 - Elements of Calculus (4.0 units)
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Select one: ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H GE | 3.5 | |

ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)
This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining their writing and language skills and will augment their ability to exercise critical thought. Students will complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (3.5 units)
This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101, and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. In the course, students read and write extensively while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques, demonstrating advanced composition acumen by researching and writing a series of argumentative essays that demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear and concise prose. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining writing and language skills, and augments students' ability to exercise critical thought. Students complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address their specific writing concerns. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 12.5 | |

4th Semester | ||

BIOL 201 - Principles of Biology 2 (Diversity and Ecology)M | 5.0 | |

BIOL 201 - Principles of Biology 2 (Diversity and Ecology) (5.0 units)
This course continues the sequence of undergraduate preparation for biology majors. The course is a survey of the diversity of unicellular and multicellular life on earth, focusing on the relationships between structure and function, as well as evolutionary adaptations to their environments. Topics deal with classification, development, evolutionary relationships and ecological functions of living organisms inclusive of prokaryotes, fungi, protists, plants and animals. Laboratories will emphasize life forms, experimentation and dissections. Field trips will be used to examine organisms in their natural settings. | ||

Select one BIOL 120 / CHEM 140 / GEOL 150 / GEOL 151 / GEOG 101 / GEOG 101L / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / MATH 190 / MATH 190H / MATH 170 M | 4.0 | |

Notes:BIOL 120 - Environmental Biology (3.0 units)
CHEM 140 - General Chemistry II (5.0 units)
GEOL 150 - Physical Geology (3.0 units)
GEOL 151 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1.0 units)
GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography (3.0 units)
GEOG 101L - Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory (1.0 units)
MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)
MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)
PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)
MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 170 - Elements of Calculus (4.0 units)
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IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE | 4.5 | |

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 13.5 | |

5th Semester | ||

Select one: ECON 102 / ECON 102H M | 3.0 | |

ECON 102 - Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 units)
This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101. ECON 102H - Principles of Microeconomics Honors (3.0 units)
This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. Students complete a research project on an actual economic policy or a theoretical view. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101 by any student who has completed ENGL 101 with a “C” or better. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. | ||

Select one: PHY 211 / PHY 150 M | 4.0 | |

PHY 211 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - I (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a three-semester sequence designed for students transferring to four-year institutions with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, momentum, and conservation principles. PHY 150 - General Physics I (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a two-semester, trigonometry-based physics sequence and is designed for students transferring to a four-year institution and planning careers in health professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, and optometry as well as those students in engineering technology and architecture. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, momentum, conservation principles, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, fluids, and thermodynamics. Students majoring in the biological sciences should consult a counselor as to whether this course satisfies the general preparation requirements for their major at their intended transfer university. | ||

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE | 3.0 | |

Select one: | ||

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 13.0† | |

6th Semester | ||

Select one: PHY 213 / PHY 160 M | 4.0 | |

PHY 213 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - III (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a three-semester sequence designed for students transferring to four-year institutions with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered include electric fields, electric potential, current, circuits, magnetic fields, Gauss' law, Ampere's law, Maxwell's equations, induction, and electromagnetic waves. PHY 160 - General Physics II (4.0 units)
This course is the second of a two-semester, trigonometry-based physics sequence and is designed for students transferring to a four-year institution with majors in health professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, and optometry as well as those students in engineering technology and architecture. Topics include electricity and magnetism, oscillations, waves, optics, and modern physics. Students majoring in the biological sciences should consult a counselor as to whether this course satisfies the general preparation requirements for their major at their intended transfer university. | ||

4.0 | ||

Notes:BIOL 120 - Environmental Biology (3.0 units)
CHEM 140 - General Chemistry II (5.0 units)
GEOL 150 - Physical Geology (3.0 units)
GEOL 151 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1.0 units)
GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography (3.0 units)
GEOG 101L - Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory (1.0 units)
MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)
MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)
PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)
MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 170 - Elements of Calculus (4.0 units)
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IGETC 7 - Ethnic StudiesGE | 3.0 | |

Notes: Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 11.0 | |

Total Units for Environmental Science AS-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU) | 79.5† | |

AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor. |

† | Some classes may have higher units |

M | Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement |

GE | General Education course |

EL | Elective Course |

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Students will apply environmental science concepts and analytical procedures in various fields.

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Students will have the ability to apply economic principles to analyze environmental problems.

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Students will have the ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to solve environmental problems.

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Students will strengthen their skills in reading, writing, oral communication, and critical thinking.

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