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Earth Science - Arts and Sciences (A.S.)


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Title of Major: Arts and Sciences - Earth Science, A.S.

Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.

Code: AS.ARTS-SCI.EARTH

Total Credit Hours: 60

About Physical Sciences Department

Purpose: Prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions offering Bachelor of Science degrees in various professional disciplines and science programs.

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General Education Requirements: 34-37 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 8 credits


Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 4 credits


Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits


See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.  

Mathematics: 4 credits


Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Program Requirements: 9 credits


The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed above: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the  Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of  the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111 or HIS 112 or HIS 211 or HIS 212).

Area of Concentration Requirements: 23-26 credits


Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and solve problems by applying discipline-appropriate quantitative tools, concepts, and methods.
  • Investigate physical phenomena experimentally, using discipline-specific tools and methodology. 
  • Apply discipline-specific lab safety rules.
  • Apply knowledge of discipline-specific fundamental concepts to explain experimental outcomes or real world phenomena.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret information based on scientific reasoning and discipline-specific concepts.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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