Oceanography Associate Degree Program

The curriculum in the Oceanography Associate Degree program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate commitment to the major. Attainment of an Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment.

 

Suggested courses for the Associate in Science degree:

 

Course ID

Title

Units

First Year

CHEM 1A*

CHEM 1B*

GEOL 1

MATH 3A*

MS 20

General Chemistry

General Chemistry

Introduction to Physical Geology

Analytic Geometry and Calculus

Introduction to Oceanography

5

5

4

5

4

 

 

 

Second Year

MATH 3B*

MATH 3C*

MATH 10

PHYS 4A*

PHYS 4B*

Analytic Geometry and Calculus

Analytic Geometry and Calculus

Introduction to Statistics

General Physics

General Physics

 

5

5

3

5

5

 

Total

46

 

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

 

Associate Degree

 

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of all the courses listed above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

 

Associate in Arts Degree

Completion of at least 20 units in the major including MS 20 and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

 

Refer to the Graduation Requirements for the specific course list meeting general education requirements.

 

Refer also to the Transfer Major Patterns section of this catalog or to the catalog of the intended college of transfer. Consult with a counselor for assistance in planning a program.

 

Recommended Electives:

 

Course ID

Title

Units

BIO       3A:

      -or-

BIO       20:

BIO       19:

  also listed as ENV 19

GEOL     2:

GEOL     5:

GEOL     6:

GEOL     7:

GEOL  20:

MS           4:

PHYS 2C:

General Biology I

 

Introduction to Biology

Marine Biology

 

Historical Geology

Marine Geology

Principles of Mineralogy

Weather and Climate

Introduction to Earth Science

Southern California Coastal Ecology

General Physics

5

 

4

4

 

4

4

4

3

4

4

4