Oct 24, 2017
Offered by: College of Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Required Core Courses for Major: 55 units
Required of all students. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in core courses, including subplan courses, in order to receive a degree in the major.
Required Subplan/Option Core Courses: 27-33 units
Required Support Courses: 37 units
The following major support courses should be used to satisfy the indicated GE requirements. If these courses are not used to satisfy GE, the total units to degree may be more than 180 units.
A reading knowledge of a foreign language, especially German, is strongly recommended for students planning advanced study in Science.
Unrestricted Electives: 0-5 units
Select a sufficient number of courses so that the total from "Required Subplan/Option", "Required Support", "GE", and "Unrestricted Electives" is at least 125 units.
General Education Requirements: 68 units
Students should consult the Academic Programs website https://www.cpp.edu/~academic-programs/general-education-course-listings.shtml for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.
Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)
- Physical Science
- Biological Science
- Laboratory Activity
- Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
- Science and Technology Synthesis
Area C. Humanities (16 units)
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Philosophy and Civilization
- Literature and Foreign Languages
- Humanities Synthesis
Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)
- U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
- History, Economics, and Political Science
- Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
- Social Science Synthesis
Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)