Liberal Arts Associate in Arts Degree with an Area of Emphasis in Math and Science

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The Liberal Arts Associate in Arts Degree with an Area of Emphasis in Math and Science emphasizes the natural sciences which examine the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena. Courses in Math emphasize the development of mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate algebra. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies of science as investigative tools. Students will also examine the influence that the acquisition of scientific knowledge has on the development of the world’s civilization. Students will also examine the influence that the acquisition of scientific knowledge has on the developmental of the world’s civilizations. To earn this Associate Degree students must complete: 1)All major course requirements with a grade of C or better; 2)Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements; 3) Fulfillment of all graduation requirements, to include local requirements of a minimum of one (1) unit of coursework approved for Physical Activity and Health and three (3) units of coursework approved for Social Justice, Equity and Sustainability 4)any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and, have a minimum GPA of 2.0. This degree requires a total of 18 units in the major, in addition to general graduation requirements.

Liberal Arts Degree: Math and Science Emphasis

The Math and Science option under Liberal Arts is an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).  Students are able to satisfy both their transfer institution’s general education requirements, plus focus on transfer major preparation course work required by the four-year university. The Area of Emphasis listed below includes courses that transfer to CSU and/or UC.  Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the information below is accurate and timely. However, this information is unofficial and should be checked against the official information found on the ASSIST website @

Select 18 or more units from at least 2 discipline areas:
Biological Anthropology 13
Honors Biological Anthropology
Biological Anthropology Lab 11
Intro to Forensic Anthropology 13
Introduction to Astronomy 13
Honors Introduction to Astronomy
Astronomy Lab 11
Honors Astronomy Lab
General Biology 14
Honors General Biology
Human Biology 13
Environmental Science 13
Nutrition and World Food Issues 13
Marine Biology 14
Integrated Medical Science 13
Biology of Cells and Tissues 14
Evolution and Biodiversity 14
Anatomy and Physiology 15
Medical Microbiology 14
General Human Anatomy 14
General Human Physiology 14
Ecology and Physiology 14
Genetics 13
Molecular Biology 14
Chemistry for Daily Life 14
Chem for Health Sci Majors I 14.5
Chemistry and Society 13
Physical Science for Teachers 14
Preparation for General Chem 15
General Chemistry I 15
General Chemistry II 15
Chemistry for Health Science Majors II 14.5
Physical Geography 13
Physical Geography - Lab 11
Weather and Climate 13
Physical Geology 13
Honors Physical Geology
Physical Geology Laboratory 11
Historical Geology 14
Earth Science for Teachers4
Physical Geology Field Lab 11
Geology of California 13
Natural Disasters 13
Introduction to Oceanography 13
Introduction to Oceanography Lab 11
Environmental Geology 13
Liberal Arts Mathematics 13
Math for Prospective Teachers 14
Math for Prospective Teachers
Finite Mathematics 14
Finite Mathematics
Intro Probability Statistics 14
Intro to Probability and Stats
Survey of Calculus 14
Survey of Calculus
College Algebra 14
College Algebra
Calculus I 14
Calculus II 14
Multivariable Calculus 14
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 15
Physical Science for Teachers 14
Elementary Physics 14
College Physics I 14
College Physics II 14
Physics for Life Sciences I 14
Physics for Life Sciences II 14
General Physics I 14
General Physics II 14
General Physics III 14
Probability & Stats-Social Sci 14
Honors Prob Stats-Soc Sci
The Brain and Behavior3
Probability & Stats-Social Sci 14
Honors Prob & Stats-Soc Sci

SPECIAL NOTE: This degree is an Associate Degree designed for transfer students; however, it does not qualify as an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) for CSU priority admission consideration. Please see a counselor for more information on differences in degree options offered at Cypress College for transfer students.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
A student who completes this program (degree/certificate) will

  1. Develop a reasoned solution to a problem. Demonstrate the ability to use the attained knowledge foundation to illustrate concepts and compare examples. Apply scientific method to solve practical problems in the sciences.