Interdisciplinary Studies: Mathematics and Science Option, Associate in Science
The Mathematics and Science option is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of obtaining a baccalaureate degree. With careful planning the student will be able to complete lower division transfer preparation while concurrently completing the Associate in Arts degree. Careful course selection is essential for successful transfer in a timely fashion without completing unnecessary coursework.
Students are encouraged to see a counselor for assistance in developing an educational plan that will identify the lower division major preparation and general education coursework that corresponds to the intended major and transfer institution. Students should consult www.ASSIST.org for current course articulation in their major. Please refer to the "Essential Transfer Information Checklist" located in the transfer section of the current college catalog. Counseling appointments may be scheduled online by selecting "Counseling" under "Student Resources" on the Delta College homepage, or by calling the Guidance and Counseling Office at (209) 954-5151 ext. (6276). Failure to consult with a counselor may unnecessarily delay progress toward transfer.
Mathematics courses encourage the understanding of basic mathematical concepts, quantitative reasoning and applications. Natural science courses emphasize experimental methodology, hypothesis testing, and the power of systematic questioning. The student will develop a comprehension of the basic concepts of the physical and biological sciences, and a rigorous understanding of science as a human endeavor, including the limitations as well as the power of scientific inquiry. Transfer majors appropriate for this option include, but are not limited to: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geology, Geography, Physics, and Mathematics.
Minimum Units Required: 60
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
*Completion of the San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern may be appropriate for the student who is:
General Education requirements vary widely from institution to institution. It is highly recommended that students see a counselor or consult the selected baccalaureate transfer campus catalog for appropriate GE course selection.
Courses Within the Area of Emphasis
Complete a minimum of 18 units within the areas of emphasis with a "C" or better in each course; at least 4 units from the Science Area, and 3 units from the Mathematics Area.
Science Area - Complete a minimum of 4 units that includes a laboratory selected from:
Mathematics Area - Complete a minimum of 3units selected from:
Restricted Electives - Complete 11 units selected from the Science Area, MAthematics Area, Restricted Electives.
Complete 60 transferable units, to include general education, area of emphasis, and electives as needed with a minimum overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.0. Please note that successful transfer to UC, CSU and many Independent Colleges and Universities or in majors that are impacted will require a higher G.P.A. See your counselor, the transfer campus catalog or www.ASSIST.org for current transfer and G.P.A. requirements.
Minimum Units 60