Option II—Transfer Plan for CSU A.A. Degree Program (Liberal Arts)

Designed for individuals who plan to transfer to the California State University system and who also wish to complete an A.A. degree.


Option II—Transfer Plan for CSU A.A. Degree Program (Liberal Arts)

Option II Target Students

Designed for individuals who plan to transfer to the California State University system and who also wish to complete an A.A. degree. Upon certification, this option meets the lower-division California State University system general education breadth requirements. It also enables individuals to transfer to some of the private, four-year colleges in the area.

Option II requires completion of at least 39 units of general education courses, to include the specific requirements listed in Groups A through E plus major and/or elective units (numbered 100-299) to total 60 units. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in Groups A and B4.

Transfer students are advised to complete History 170 or 175 and Political Science 100 from Group D. Proficiency in these areas is required prior to graduation from the California State University system.

NOTE: A single course will not meet more than one group requirement.

Group A: Communication in the English Language and Critical Thinking

Complete nine units (one course from each area) with a grade of C or better:

Area Courses within Area
A1 Oral Communication—Speech 100 or 103 or 110
A2 Written Communication—English 100
A3 Critical Thinking—English 102 or Philosophy 115, 117

Group B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms

Complete nine units (at least one course from B1, B2, and B4; one science course must be a laboratory course):

Area Courses within Area
B1 Physical Science—Astronomy 100; Chemistry 100, 105, 110, 130, 180, 185; Ecology 105; Geology 100, 110, 130, 140; Physics 110, 120, 125
B2 Life Science—Biology 100, 105, 110, 120, 170; Ecology 100, 105; Marine Science 100, 105
B3 Laboratory Activity—Astronomy 100L; Biology 101, 170; Chemistry 110, 130, 180L, 185L; Geology 141; Marine Science 100L†, 105; Physics 120, 125
B4 Mathematical/Quantitative Reasoning Concepts—Mathematics 100, 103, 115, 120, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 185, 225, 226, 280, 285 (with a grade of C or better)


† Marine Science 100L must be taken with Marine Science 100

Group C: Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Foreign Language

Complete nine units (at least three units from each area):

Area Courses within Area
C1 Arts—Art 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 109, 110AB, 111A, 111B, 120, 120A, 120B, 122, 128, 135AB, 136AB, 137, 150A, 150B, 214AB, 222AB, 260AB, 265AB; English 164; Music 100, 102, 103, 151, 152
C2 Humanities—English 103, 140, 144, 145, 164, 177, 180; Foreign Language (any foreign language)* 101, 102, 180, 180A, 180B, 185, 185A, 185B, 203, 204, 260, 260A, 260B, 265, 265A, 265B, 280, 280A, 280B, 285; French 144; Humanities 100, 110, 130; Philosophy 100, 112, 113, 120; Religious Studies 105, 106, 110, 140, 140A, 140B, 180; Sign Language 111AB


* Except Korean 185, 185A, 185B

Group D: Social, Political, and Economic Institutions and Behavior; Historical Background

 

Complete nine units (with courses from at least two different areas):

Area Courses within Area
D1 Anthropology and Archeology—Anthropology 100, 120, 150
D2 Economics—Economics 100, 180, 185
D3 Ethnic Studies—History 122, 124, 128, 130, 160
D4 Gender Studies—History 120
D5 Geography—Geography 100, 150 , 180, 185
D6 History—History 115, 160, 165, 170, 175, 180, 185; Religious Studies 140, 140A, 140B
D7 Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science—Communications 100; History 108
D8 Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions—Political Science 100, 110, 120, 130, 140
D9 Psychology—Psychology 100, 115, 148, 170, 250, 280
D0 Sociology and Criminology—Sociology 100, 110, 120

Group E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

Complete three units:

Courses within Group E

Counseling 100, 105, 110, 120;
English 108 ;
Foods and Nutrition 170 ;
Food & Nutrition 175;
Gerontology 120;
Health Education 100, 175;
Psychology 115, 118, 152AB, 153AB, 154AB, 155AB, 159, 160;
Sociology 120

And a maximum of one unit from the following activity courses:
Dance 101AD, 102AD, 105AD, 106AD, 107AD, 108AD, 110AD, 111AD, 113AD, 114AD, 116AD, 120AD, 124AD, 125AD, 126AD, 130AD, 133AD, 140AD, 141AD, 150AB, 155AB, 160AD, 165AD;

Physical Education: 101AB, 102AB, 103AB, 105AD, 107AD, 108AD, 109AD, 112AD, 115AD, 116AD, 117, 118AD, 119AD, 120AD, 121AD, 123, 125AD, 136AB, 137AB, 138, 140AB, 141AB, 147AB, 148AB, 150AD, 152AD, 153AD, 164AD, 170AD, 171AD, 172AB, 173AB, 174AD

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