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Physical Sciences Degrees & Certificates


Associate in Science Degree:

Earth Science Studies

The Associate in Science degree with an area of emphasis in Earth Science Studies is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree at a transfer institution in a physical or earth science-related major.

Common university majors in this field include:

 

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 degree should be selected with the assistance of a Miramar College counselor.

Courses Required for the Major Units
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I—Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I—Laboratory 2
PHYS 125 General Physics or
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
 
Select at least eight units from the following:
ASTR 101 Descriptive Astronomy GEOG 101L Physical Geography Laboratory
ASTR 111 Astronomy Laboratory GEOG 102 Cultural Geography
BIOL 107 General Biology-Lecture and Laboratory GEOL 100 Physical Geology
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I GEOL 101 General Geology Laboratory
BIOL 210B Introduction to the Biological Sciences II GEOL 104 Earth Science
BIOL 215 Introduction to Zoology MATH 116 College and Matrix Algebra
BIOL 250 Introduction to Botany MATH 119 Elementary Statistics
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II—Lecture MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II—Laboratory MATH 122 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus II
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I—Lecture MATH 141 Precalculus
CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry I—Laboratory MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
CISC 186 Visual Basic Programming MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
CISC 189A Introduction to Programming I PHYN 100 Survey of Physical Science
CISC 189B Introduction to Programming II PHYN 101 Survey of Physical Science Laboratory
CISC 190 Java Programming PHYN 120 Physical Oceanography
COMS 103 Oral Communication PHYS 126 General Physics II
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism
GEOG 101 Physical Geography PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics
Total Units 18
 

Associate in Science Degree:

Physics Studies

The Associate in Science degree with an area of emphasis in Physics Studies is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree at a transfer institution in a physics-related major.

Common university majors in this field include:

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Engineering Physics
  • 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, additional elective courses used to complete this degree should be selected with the assistance of a Miramar College counselor.

Courses Required for the Major Units
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism 5
Total Units 19
 

Associate in Science:

Pre-Engineering Studies

The Associate in Science degree with an area of emphasis in Pre-Engineering Studies is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree at a transfer institution in an engineering-related major.

Common university majors in this field include:

 

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, additional elective courses used to complete this degree should be selected with the assistance of a Miramar College counselor.

Courses Required for the Major Units
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I—Lecture 3
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
 
Select 10 units from the following:
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting ECON 121 Principles to Microeconomics
BIOL 205 General Microbiology GEOL 100 Physical Geology
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I GEOL 101 General Geology Laboratory
BIOL 210B Introduction to the Biological Sciences II MATH 119 Elementary Statistics
BIOL 215 Introduction to Zoology MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
BIOL 250 Introduction to Botany MATH 245 Discrete Mathematics
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
CHEM 130 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry MATH 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I—Laboratory MATH 255 Differential Equations
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II—Lecture PHYS 125 General Physics
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II—Laboratory PHYS 126 General Physics II
CISC 189A Introduction to Programming I PHYS 195 Mechanics
CISC 189B Introduction to Programming II PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism
CISC 190 Java Programming PHYS 197 Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics
Total Units 18
 

General Education (Applies to all degrees on this page)

In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete one of the general education options listed on page 71 of the College Catalog.

The IGETC pattern (page 93) is accepted by all CSU campuses and most UC campuses and majors. It is also accepted by some private/independent or out of state universities.

The CSU GE pattern (page 100) is accepted by all CSU campuses and some private/independent or out of state universities. It is not accepted by the
UC system.

The San Diego Community College District General Education pattern (page 76) may be appropriate for students transferring to a private/independent or out of state university or to a high-unit major. Students selecting this option should meet with a counselor to determine the appropriate General Education courses for their individual transfer goals.

It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their
individual educational goals.

 
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