The B.A. in Natural Sciences serves as a waiver program for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science. This waiver program is currently under review by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and until program approval is secured, the appropriate CSET exams will be required to establish subject matter competency.
The degree is also a suitable choice for students with a general interest in earth science and interest in pursuing a career in environmental science, law, medicine, dentistry, optometry, and other areas for which the breadth of scientific coverage of this degree is advantageous.
The B.A. in Natural Sciences with the Earth Science Emphasis is as follows:
Core requirements (36 units)Biology (12 units)
Chemistry (10 units)
Geology (7 units)
Natural Science (3 units)
Physical Science (4 units)
Earth Science Option (43 units)
General Education requirements (51 units)
Electives and remaining degree requirements (2 units)
Total (see notes 2,3) (120 units)