This degree plan identifies courses needed for a student to transfer into any of the marine sciences. The associate degree emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach as a foundation that can then be applied to an Oceanography bachelor’s degree or a more specialized bachelor’s degree such as Marine Biology or Marine Fisheries.

Program Learning Outcomes

For University Studies Degree Learning Outcomes, see page 22.

Complete the following 14 units
  • BIOL 1 Principles of Biology (4)
  • ESCI 1 Physical Geology (4)
  • ESCI 15 Oceanography (4)
  • ESCI 16 Coastal Oceanographic Field Studies (2)
Choose the remaining 8 units from the following transferable courses to include at least one additional science course

Related Science Courses

  • AGNR 60 Environmental Science (3)
  • AGNR 61 Environmental Science Laboratory (1)
  • BIOL 12 Field Biology (3)
  • CHEM 1B General Chemistry (5)
  • ESCI 10 Environmental Geology (4)
  • ESCI 17 Earth System Science (3)
  • ESCI 37 The Northern California Coast (1.5)
  • ESCI 38 The Point Reyes National Seashore (1.5)
  • NHIS 15 Natural History of California (3)
  • NHIS 65 Natural History of Patrick’s Point (1)
  • PHYS 2B General College Physics (4)
Courses from supporting disciplines
  • AGNR 1 Introduction to Natural Resources (3)
  • CIS 1 Computer Literacy Workshop (3)
  • GEOG 10 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • MATH 3B Calculus 3B (5)
  • MATH 14 Introduction to Statistics (4)

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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