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. This degree may also be appropriate for students interested in the Health Sciences field or in developing a foundation in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline at the Associate Degree level.

Students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) in Geology, Physics or Mathematics should explore completing the AS-T degree designed specifically for transfer to the CSU. An AS-T degree provides the highest priority admission and other benefits for students who successfully complete them. Additional STEM AS-T majors may become available in the near future. See the college catalog or a counselor for additional information regarding AA-T/AS-T Degrees for transfer to the CSU. 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, Health Sciences, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geology, Geography, Physics and Mathematics.

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 the college catalog. Counseling appointments may be scheduled online by selecting "Counseling:" under "Student Resources" on the Delta College web site, 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate scientific literacy by identifying and applying the major components of the scientific method of inquiry.
  2. Analyze the similarities and differences between the ways knowledge is collected and applied in the disciplines studies.
  3. Compare and contrast conflicting viewpoints from the perspective of two or more disciplines
  4. Integrate and utilize knowledge from multiple disciplines to solve problems.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  1. San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern
  2. California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern.
  3. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum version (IGETC-CSU) pattern.

*Completion of the San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern may be appropriate for the student who is:

  1. planning to transfer to an out of state or independent 4-year college or university that accepts completion of the Associate Degree for transfer.
  2. following NCAA guidelines.

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; 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:

AH SC 010

Principles of Animal Science

3

AH SC 010L

Principles of Animal Science Laboratory

1

ANTHR 002

Physical Anthropology

3

ANTHR 002L

Physical Anthropology Laboratory

1

ASTRO 001

Introductory Astronomy

3

ASTRO 001L

Astronomy Laboratory

1

BIOL 001

Core Biology

4

BIOL 002

General Zoology

5

BIOL 003

General Botany

4

BIOL 010

Survey of Biology

4

BIOL 011

Humans in the Biological World

4

BIOL 022

Introduction to Medical Microbiology

4

BIOL 023

General Microbiology

5

BIOL 030/PSYCH 030

Human Sexuality

3

BIOL 031

Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 032

Human Physiology

5

BIOL 033

Anatomy and Physiology

6

CHEM 001A

General Chemistry

5

CHEM 001B

General Chemistry

5

CHEM 003A

Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHEM 003B

Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry

4

CHEM 012A

Organic Chemistry

5

CHEM 012B

Organic Chemistry

5

GEOG 001

Physical Geography

3

GEOG 001L

Physical Geography Laboratory

1

GEOL 001A

Physical Geology with Laboratory

4

GEOL 001B

Historical Geology with Laboratory

4

GEOL 005

Earth Science

3

GEOL 005L

Earth Science Laboratory

1

GEOL 010

General Geology

3

GEOL 015

Environmental Geology

3

GEOL 016

Oceanography

3

PHSCI 001

Matter and Energy

3

PHYSC 002A

General Physics

4

PHYSC 002B

General Physics

4

PHYSC 004A

Principles of Physics: Mechanics

4

PHYSC 004B

Principles of Physics: Waves, Sound, and Thermodynamics

4

PHYSC 004C

Principles of Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

4

PHYSC 010

Introduction to Physics

4

PLANT 010

Principles of Plant Science

3

PLANT 010L

Principles of Plant Science Laboratory

1

PLANT 014

Soil Science

4

Mathematics Area - Complete a minimum of 3 units selected from:

MATH 001

Calculus

5

MATH 002

Calculus II

4

MATH 003

Vector Calculus

4

MATH 004

Differential Equations

4

MATH 005

Linear Algebra

3

MATH 010

Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

3

MATH 012

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

4

MATH 013

Survey of Calculus

4

MATH 017A

Concepts and Structures of Mathematics

3

MATH 017B

Concepts and Structures of Mathematics

3

MATH 020

Finite Mathematics

3

MATH 038A

Precalculus I

4

MATH 038B

Precalculus II

4

MATH 039

Precalculus

5

PSYCH 002

Statistical Methods for Psychology and Social Science

3

Restricted Electives - Complete 11 units selected from the Science Area, Mathematics Area, Restricted Electives.

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

CS 012

Introduction to Management Information Systems

3

CS 055

Discrete Structures for Computer Science

3

CSP 026A

Java Programming

3

CSP 026B

Data Structures with Java

3

CSP 028A

Visual Basic .NET Programming

3

CSP 029A

Pascal Programming

3

CSP 031A

C++ Programming I

1-3

CSP 031B

C++ Programming II

3

ENGR 002

Engineering Graphics

3

ENGR 004

Engineering Materials

3

ENGR 006

Engineering Circuit Analysis

4

ENGR 008

Statics

3

Minimum Area of Emphasis Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60