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General Studies: Natural Science (AA)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2018-2019 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed.  Some major courses may double count for general education.  Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Download Graduation Petition Form and return the completed form to the Admissions and Records Office early in your last semester of completing the requirements.  Indicate the degree(s) and general education plan(s) you are completing. For the latest degree requirements, please see the LAVC catalog.


Complete at Least One Physical Science Course from the Following

Course Course Title UNITS
Astron 1 Elementary Astronomy 3
Astron 5* Fundamentals of Astronomy Labaratory 1
Chem 51* Fundamentals of Chemestry I 5
Chem 68* Preparation for General Chemistry 5
Chem 101* General Chemistry I 5
Chem 102* General Chemistry II 5
Env Sci 1 The Human Environment: Physical Processes 3
Env Sci 7# Introduction to Environmental Geology 3
Env Sci 22* The Human Environment: Physical Processes Lab 2
Geog 1 Physical Geography 3
Geog 3# Introduction to Weather and Climate 3
Geog 15* Physival Geogaphy Labaratory  2
Geog 17 Physical Geography and Labaratory 5
Geology 1 Physical Geology 3
Geology 6* Physical Geology Labaratory 2
Geology 10# Introduction to Environmental Geology 3
Oceano 1 Introduction to Oceanography 3
Oceano 10* Physical Oceanography Labaratory 1
Phys Sc 1 Physical Science 1 3
Phys Sc 14* Physical Science Laboratory 1
Physics 6* General Physics I 4
Physics 7* General Physics II 4
Physics 37* Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 5
Physics 38* Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 5

Complete At Least One Biological Science Course from the Following

Course Course Title UNITS
Anatomy 1* Introduction to Human Anatomy 4
Anthro 101 Human Biological Evolution 3
Anthro 111* Labaratory in Human Biological Evolution 2
Biology 3 Introduction to Biology 4
Biology 6* General Biology I 5
Biology 7* General Biology II 5
Biology 22 Marine Biology 4
Biology 40*  The Science of Biotechnology 3
Micro 20* General Microbiology 4
Physiol 1* Introduction to Human Physiology 4
Psych 2* Biological Psychology 3

Total units required for major: 18

Follow Associate Degree General Education Requirements – LACCD Plan to meet general education unit requirements.

Required general education units: 21

Required degree applicable elective units: 21

Total units required: 60

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
#Cross-referenced course.