General Science Education
This is a state-approved transfer program for the first two years of major study in general sciences for future secondary general science teachers. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Science Education (AST1)
The following is a degree program designed by a consortium of two-year and four-year colleges in Washington. Students should be aware that baccalaureate institutions may have slightly different requirements for these degrees, and students should consult the transfer institution for exact questions.

Students should complete the entirety of any science sequence at the same school for best transferability. These degrees are not DTA degrees, and there are some general education requirements that students will need to finish upon transfer.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AS degree path has this difference from the Articulated Degree defined below:
  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework.
Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students completing this Associate of Science will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.

Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring.

Please visit the Major Related Programs section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
15 credits of humanities and social science with at least five credits taken from each. Three different subjects required. No more than 5 credits of performance classes are allowed.
2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
  • Chemistry for science majors sequence (15 quarter credits)

  • Third-quarter calculus or approved statistics course (5 quarter credits)

  • Biology for science majors or physics (calculus or non-calculus based) (15 quarter credits)

  • Additional requirements: 10 - 15 quarter credits in physics, geology, organic chemistry, biology, or mathematics, consisting of courses normally taken for science majors (not general education), preferably in a 2- or 3-quarter sequence.

C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
Additional college-level courses so that total earned is at least 90 credits. May include prerequisites for major courses (e.g. pre-calculus), additional major coursework, or specific general education or other university requirements, as approved by the advisor.


Articulated Degree Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
Calculus
10 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
5 quarter credits Introductory Speech

5 quarter credits General Psychology

2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
  • 5 quarter credits statistics

PLUS

THREE OUT OF FOUR OF THE FOLLOWING:
  • 15 quarter credits General Chemistry

  • 15 quarter credits Biology for Majors

  • 15 quarter credits Physics (algebra or calc-based)

  • 10 quarter credits Geology (physical and historical)

C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
10-15 credits, depending on pathways above.

5 additional quarter credits of English composition.

Field Experience or Intro to Education recommended.

15 quarter credits of Physics recommended.
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirements
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Plus 5 additional HUM or SS credits
2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
MATH 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
and MATH 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
PLUS three of four of these sequences:
1. Chemistry
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
2. Biology
 
BIOL&221
MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION
5 cr.
BIOL&222
MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR
5 cr.
BIOL&223
MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS
5 cr.
3. Physics
 
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
4. Geology
 
GEOL&101
INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
5 cr.
GEOL&103
HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
5 cr.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II Required
5 cr.
EDUC&201
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
3 cr.
and EDUC 210
INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
5 additional credits required if only 45 credits are taken in the major area above (if Geology is chosen as an option).

Plus additional credits to reach 90 minimum quarter credits. These may include needed college-level calculus prerequisites.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
 
Pre-Calculus courses do not meet this requirement.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
Courses in Humanities/Social Science must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GERs/GURs) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the transfer institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
Students should be advised that some baccalaureate institutions require physics with calculus to meet this requirement.


C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
A maximum of five (5) quarter credits of "gray area" courses will be accepted in the remaining credits category.

Total Required Credits: 90
General Education Outcomes
  • Information Literacy: Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information.
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods.
  • Health & Physical Education: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences.
  • Power, Privilege, and Inequality: Analyze patterns of power, privilege and inequality.