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
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; 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 3 units selected from:
Restricted Electives - Complete 11 units selected from the Science Area, Mathematics Area, Restricted Electives.
Minimum Area of Emphasis Units Required: 18
Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Minimum Degree Units Required: 60