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Guided Pathways

Environmental Studies Emphasis, AA A0411

Program: A0411
Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.
Suggested Sequence of CourseworkIndicates Courses Offered Online
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5.0
BIOL 6 Humans & the Environment 3.0
BIOL 6L (or) Humans & Environment Lab
GEOL 9 (or) Environmental Geology
BUSC 1A (or) Prin of Econ-Macroecon
POLI 10 (or) Environmental Politics
Total:   12.0
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
Total:   4.0
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3.0
BIOL 6 Humans & the Environment 6.0
BIOL 6L (or) Humans & Environment Lab
GEOL 9 (or) Environmental Geology
BUSC 1A (or) Prin of Econ-Macroecon
POLI 10 (or) Environmental Politics
BIOL 1 General Biology 3.0
BIOL 3 (or) Ecology and Field Biology
BIOL 4 (or) Biology for Majors
BIOL 20 (or) Marine Biology
BIOL 21 (or) Marine Biology Laboratory
BIOL 25 (or) Conservation Biology
BTNY 3 (or) Plant Structure&Diversity
CHEM 10 (or) Chemistry-Allied Health
CHEM 40 (or) Intro General Chemistry
CHEM 50 (or) General Chemistry I
GEOG 1 (or) Physical Geography
GEOG 1L (or) Physical Geography Lab
GEOG 10 (or) Introduction to GIS
GEOL 1 (or) Physical Geology
GEOL 8 (or) Earth Science
GEOL 8L (or) Earth Science Laboratory
MATH 110 (or) Elementary Statistics
MATH 140 (or) Calculus for Business
MATH 160 (or) Precalculus Math
MATH 180 (or) Calculus & Analytic Geom
METO 3 (or) Weather-Atmospher Environ
METO 3L (or) Weather & Atmospheric Lab
OCEA 10 (or) Intro to Oceanography
OCEA 20 (or) The Coastal Ocean
PHYS 1 (or) Physics
PHYS 2AG (or) General Physics
PHYS 4A (or) Engineering Physics
PHSC 9 (or) Physical Science
PSYC 10 (or) Stats/Behavioral Sciences
Total:   12.0
3-5 UNITS Scientific Inquiry & Quantitative Reason
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3.0
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 0.5
Total:   3.5
Fall Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3.0
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3.0
ANTH 5 Cultural Anthropology 6.0
BUSC 1B (or) Prin of Econ -Microecon
GEOG 2 (or) Human Geography
GEOG 5 (or) World Regional Geography
GEOG 30 (or) Geography of California
POLI 1 (or) American Gov and Politics
PHIL 12 (or) Intro to Ethics
SOC 2 (or) Contemp Soc Problems
Total:   12.0
2 courses: Social Sciences
Winter Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   6.0
Spring Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   12.0
3 units Social Science area Electives to meet 60 Degree Applicable Units Environmental Studies Emphasis, AA A0411 Submit petition to Admissions & Records
Program Notes

Degree requirements include reading competency. This requirement is met by attaining eligibility for READ 100 or by completing READ 90.  Complete the online Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) at https://www.mtsac.edu/assessment/aq/   

Required Courses:  Choose a combination of any 3 courses:
BIOL 6  Humans and the Environment
BIOL 6L Humans and the Environment Laboratory
GEOL 9 Environmental Geology
BUSC 1A Principles of Economics – Macroeconomics
POLI 10 Environmental Politics

Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning-Choose a minimum of three units from the following: 
BIOL 1 General Biology
BIOL 3 Ecology and Field Biology
BIOL 4 Biology for Majors
BIOL 20 Marine Biology
BTNY 3 Plant Structures, Functions, and Diversity
CHEM 10 Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
CHEM 40 Introduction to General Chemistry
CHEM 50 General Chemistry I
GEOG 1 Physical Geography
GEOG 1L Physical Geography Laboratory
GEOG 10 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEOL 1 Physical Geology
GEOL 8 Earth Science
GEOL 8L Earth Science Laboratory
MATH 110 Elementary Statistics or
    PSYC 10 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
MATH 140 Calculus for Business
MATH 160 Pre-calculus Mathematics
MATH 180 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
METO 3 Weather and the Atmospheric Environment
METO 3L Weather and Atmospheric Environment Laboratory
OCEA 10 Introduction to Oceanography
OCEA 10L Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory
OCEA 20 The Coastal Ocean
PHYS 1 Physics
PHYS 2AG General Physics
PHYS 4A Engineering Physics


Social Science Choose two of the following options:
ANTH 5 Cultural Anthropology
BUSC 1B Principles of Economics – Microeconomics
GEOG 2 Human Geography
GEOG 5 World Regional Geography
GEOG 30 Geography of California
PHIL 12 Introduction to Ethics 

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