The Associate in Arts degree in General Science involves satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester units with a C average or higher including at least 20 semester units in the General Science area of emphasis (articulated below), fulfillment of Global Citizenship requirement, and fulfillment of all Santa Monica College general education requirements, CSU GE or IGETC. *Students must complete the area of emphasis (major) requirements in effect at the time enrollment begins or the requirements in effect at graduation as long as continuous enrollment is maintained. *Continuous enrollment is defined as enrollment in each Fall and Spring semester until graduation. At least 50% of the area of emphasis (major) units must be completed at Santa Monica College. Each course in the area of emphasis (major) must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Many colleges/universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete the lower-division major requirements and the general education pattern for the specific transfer institution. SMC has articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as several private and out-of-state institutions.
Primary Academic Departments: Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences