Transfer Studies: UC/CSU Transfer Studies (Math, Engineering, and Science Majors)
(Certificate of Achievement)
Students who wish to pursue this certificate will choose from the general education
General Education Patterns
A. California State University General Education/Breadth (CSU GE) 39-40 units
B. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) 34-37 units
Courses in which students will select in the natural science and mathematics area
will emphasize the natural sciences which examine the physical universe, its life
forms and its natural phenomena. Courses in mathematics emphasize the development
of mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate
algebra. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies
of science as investigative tools. Students will also examine the influence that the
acquisition of scientific knowledge has on the development of the world’s largest
civilizations. Students wishing to transfer in Math, Engineering, and Science majors
are strongly advised to meet with a counselor to develop a student education plan
to ensure a smooth transfer process.
The graduate of the transfer studies program in UC/CSU transfer studies (math, engineering
and science majors) will:
- Develop mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate
- Demonstrate an ability to think logically and critically in solving problems; explaining
conclusions; and evaluating, supporting or critiquing the thinking of others.
- Understand the acts and principles which form the foundations of living and non-living
- Understand experimental methodology, the testing of hypothesis, the power of systematic
questioning and the influence of the scientific method on the world’s civilizations.
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