2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Astronomy, A.S.


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The curriculum in the Astronomy Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify the structure and evolution of the solar system by comparing and contrasting the planets.
  • Demonstrate observational techniques used to gather data on astronomical objects.
  • Describe the evolution, structure and composition of the universe. Including all galaxies, quasars, proto-galaxies and components within galaxies (stars, gas, dust and non-stellar objects).

Second Year


Total Units for the Major: 34


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate in Science Degree


Completion of all the courses listed above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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