The Associate in Arts Degree program in General Studies with Emphasis in Natural Science outlines a course of study that emphasizes breadth in the physical and life sciences.  Students will learn to apply scientific methods to investigate both physical and biological aspects of the environment. Students completing this program will satisfy lower division science and general education requirements for CSU.  Students must complete each required area of emphasis course with a grade of ‘C’ or better to be awarded the degree.


What is a Program Map?

A program map is a suggested semester-by-semester plan to help you complete the courses required for a particular degree or certificate. It is based on the major sheet for the particular degree or certificate you are interested in. It includes courses required for the major, general education and any necessary electives. 

A program map is a representation of the major sheet. It includes the specific specialty courses in a major, general education courses and any necessary electives. 

What is a Major Sheet?

A major sheet includes a description of the program you are interested in, what you can expect to learn once you have completed the program (Program Learning Outcomes) and the specific specialty courses you will need to complete within a major.