Area of Emphasis in Scientific Studies

These courses emphasize the study of mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills and impart knowledge of the facts and principles that form the foundations of living and non-living systems. Students recognize and appreciate the methodologies of science as investigative tools, as well as the limitations of scientific endeavors. This area is divided into the following specializations: Biological Science, Mathematics and Pre-engineering, Physical and Earth Sciences.

Associate in Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Scientific Studies Biological Sciences Specialization

The specialization in Biological Science is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree at a transfer institution in a biology-related major.

Common university majors in this field include: Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Cell Biology, Conservation, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Entomology, Life Science, Genetics, Marine Biology, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Neuroscience, Psychobiology, Toxicology, and Zoology/Animal Sciences.

This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major should be selected with the assistance of a San Diego City College counselor.

Courses Required for the Major:

Students should complete a minimum of 18 units in Biological Science courses:

COURSE
BIOL 101 Issues in Environmental Biology (C)
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture and
Laboratory
BIOL 110 Introduction to Oceanography (C, M)
BIOL 111 Cancer Biology
BIOL 115 Marine Biology 
BIOL 130 Human Heredity
BIOL 135 Biology of Human Nutrition
BIOL 180 Plants and People 
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics (C, M) or 
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 
BIOL 205 General Microbiology
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I
BIOL 210B Introduction to the Biological Sciences II
BIOL 215 Introduction to Zoology
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy
BIOL 235 Human Physiology
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II Lecture
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II Laboratory
CISC 190 Java Programming
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming
PHYS 125 General Physics
PHYS 126 General Physics II
PHYS 180A General Physics I
PHYS 180B General Physics II
PHYS 181A General Physics Lab I
PHYS 181B General Physics Lab II
PHYS 195 Mechanics
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
Total Units = 18 

Associate in Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Scientific Studies Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Specialization

The specialization in Mathematics and Pre-Engineering is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree at a transfer institution in a mathematical, computer science or engineering related major.

Common university majors in this field include: Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology, Information Systems, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Structural Engineering.

This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major should be selected with the assistance of a San Diego City College counselor.

Courses Required for the Major:

Students should complete a minimum of 18 units including both Mathematics and Pre-Engineering courses:

COURSE
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics or
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or 
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 
CBTE 114 Introduction to Microsoft Windows 
CBTE 162 Web Page Creation 
CBTE 164 Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office 
CBTE 210 Computers in Business 
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory 
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 
CISC 150 Introduction to Computer and
Information Sciences 
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems
CISC 186 Visual Basic Programming
CISC 187 Data Structures and Object-Orientation
CISC 190 Java Programming
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming
CISC 205 Object Oriented Programming using
C++
CISC 220 Fundamentals of Computer Game
Programming
ELCT 111 Electrical Theory I
ELCT 111L Electrical Laboratory I
ELCT 121 Electrical Theory II
ELCT 121L Electrical Laboratory II
ELDT 124 Basic DC Electronics
ELDT 124L Basic DC Laboratory
ELDT 125 AC Circuit Analysis
ELDT 125L DC/AC Circuit Analysis Laboratory with
Pspice
ELDT 230 Advanced Computer Designs
ENGE 101 Introduction to Engineering
ELDT 230L Advanced Computer Designs
Laboratory
ENGE 116 Computational Methods in Engineering
ENGE 151 Engineering Drawing
ENGE 200 Statics
ENGE 152 Engineering Design
ENGE 240 Digital Systems
ENGE 210 Properties of Materials
ENGE 250 Dynamics
ENGE 260 Electric Circuits
ENGN 110 Science for Technical Applications
INWT 120 Network + Training
MATH 104 Trigonometry
MATH 107 Introduction to Scientific Programming
MATH 107L Introduction to Scientific Programming
Lab
MATH 115 Gateway to Experimental Statistics
MATH 116 College and Matrix Algebra
MATH 118 A Survey of Modern Mathematics
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I 
MATH 122 Basic Techniques of Calculus II
MATH 141 Precalculus 
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
MATH 245 Discrete Mathematics 
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
MATH 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra 
MATH 255 Differential Equations
MFET 101 Introduction to Manufacturing
Engineering Technology
MFET 101A Introduction to Manufacturing I
MFET 110 Industrial Safety
MFET 120 Manufacturing Processes
MFET 210 Statistical Process Control
PHYS 180A General Physics I
PHYS 180B General Physics II
PHYS 181A General Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 181B General Physics Laboratory II
PHYS 195 Mechanics
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
TEHW 101 Introduction to Technical Writing
Total Units = 18 

Associate in Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Scientific Studies Physical and Earth Sciences Specialization

The specialization in Physical and Earth Sciences is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree at a transfer institution in a physical and earth science-related major.

Common university majors in this field include: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Engineering Physics, Geographic Information Science, Geology, Hydrologic Sciences, Meteorology, Natural Sciences, Oceanography, Physical Geography, Physical Science and Physics.

This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major should be selected with the assistance of a San Diego City College counselor.

Courses Required for the Major:

Students should complete a minimum of 18 units including both Physical and Earth Science courses:

COURSE
AGRI 100 Principles of Sustainable Agriculture
ASTR 101 Descriptive Astronomy
ASTR 109 Practice in Observing
ASTR 111 Astronomy Laboratory
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics or
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 111 Chemistry in Society
CHEM 111L Chemistry and Society Laboratory
CHEM 130 Introduction to Organic and Biological
Chemistry
CHEM 130L Introduction to Organic and Biological
Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 152 Introduction to General Chemistry
CHEM 152L Introduction to General Chemistry
Laboratory 
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Laboratory
CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry II - Lecture
CHEM 233L Organic Chemistry II - Laboratory
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems
CISC 190 Java Programming
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming
GEOG 101 Physical Geography
GEOG 101L Physical Geography Laboratory
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography
GEOG 104 World Regional Geography
GEOL 100 Physical Geology
GEOL 101 Physical Geology Laboratory
GEOL 104 Earth Science
GISG 104 Geographic Information Science and
Spatial Reasoning
GISG 110 Introduction to Mapping and
Geographic Information Systems
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
PHYN 100 Survey of Physical Science 
PHYN 101 Survey of Physical Science Laboratory 
PHYS 100 Introductory Physics 
PHYS 125 General Physics 
PHYS 126 General Physics II 
PHYS 180A General Physics I
PHYS 180B General Physics II 
PHYS 181A General Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 181B General Physics Laboratory II 
PHYS 195 Mechanics
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
SUST 101 Introduction to Sustainability 
SUST 102 Environmental Ethics
Total Units = 18