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General Studies: Natural Science (AA)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2021-2022 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 transferrable 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. To explore career and academic pathway options, visit the LAVC Program Mapper.

Students who plan to graduate and/or transfer should first meet with a Counselor to review and submit a Petition for Graduation early in the semester before they are expected to complete their requirements. Online Graduation  Petitions that are submitted without a counselor’s approval will require a counselor's review and approval in order for it to be processed. For the latest degree requirements, check the LAVC catalog.

Complete at least one Physical Science course from the following

Course Course Title UNITS
ASTRON 001 Elementary Astronomy 3
ASTRON 005* Fundamentals of Astronomy Labaratory 1
CHEM 051* Fundamentals of Chemestry I 5
CHEM 068* Preparation for General Chemistry 5
CHEM 101* General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 102* General Chemistry II 5
ENV SCI 001 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
ENV SCI 007# Introduction to Environmental Geology 3
ENC SCI 022* Environmental Science Laboratory 2
GEOG 001 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 003# Introduction to Weather and Climate 3
GEOG 015* Physical Geogaphy Labaratory  2
GEOG 017 Physical Geography and Labaratory 5
GEOLOGY 001 Physical Geology 3
GEOLOGY 006* Physical Geology Labaratory 1
GEOLOGY 010# Introduction to Environmental Geology 3
OCEANO 001 Introduction to Oceanography 3
OCEANO 010* Physical Oceanography Labaratory 1
PHYS SC 001 Physical Science I 3
PHYS SC 014* Physical Science Laboratory 1
PHYSICS 006* General Physics I 4
PHYSICS 007* General Physics II 4
PHYSICS 037* Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 5
PHYSICS 038* Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 5

Complete at least one Biological Science course from the following

Course Course Title UNITS
ANATOMY 001* Introduction to Human Anatomy 4
ANTHRO 101 Human Biological Evolution 3
ANTHRO 111* Laboratory in Human Biological Evolution 2
BIOLOGY 003 Introduction to Biology 4
BIOLOGY 006* General Biology I 5
BIOLOGY 007* General Biology II 5
BIOLOGY 022 Marine Biology 4
BIOLOGY 040*  The Science of Biotechnology 3
MICRO 020* General Microbiology 4
PHYSIOL 001* Introduction to Human Physiology 4
PSYCH 002* 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.