Meet with a CSM counselor to discuss how to achieve academic goals and to develop a comprehensive student educational plan (SEP).

University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

This degree provides students with the foundation from which to understand the impact of scientific issues on contemporary society. Depending on the student's focus, this major offers transfer possibilities in the social sciences, including Economics, Sociology, and Social/Behavioral Sciences, and in more specialized interdisciplinary majors such as Environmental Economics and Policy, Environmental Analysis and Design, Social Ecology, Community and Regional Development, and Development Studies. Students should work with a counselor to identify the appropriate mathematics classes and any additional supporting classes for transfer to a particular program and university. Note: most courses listed in this major can also be used to meet requirements for the California State University General Education or IGETC.

Interdisciplinary Studies (AA) Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 3 units. At least 3 units of courses that link science with society, to be selected from: Units
PHIL 244 Introduction to Ethics: Contemporary Social and Moral Issues 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 7 units. At least 7 units of courses in the sciences to be selected from the following options: Units
BIOL 100 Introduction to the Life Sciences 3 units
BIOL 102 Environmental Science and Conservation 3 units
BIOL 110 General Principles of Biology 4 units
BIOL 145 Plants, People, and Environment 3 units
BIOL 184 Wildlife Biology 3 units
BIOL 195 Biology Field Laboratory 1 unit
GEOG 100 Physical Geography 3 units
GEOL 100 Survey of Geology 3 units
GEOL 101 Geology Laboratory 1 unit
OCEN 100 Oceanography 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 9 units. At least 9 units of courses in the social sciences to be selected from the following options: Units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 180 Magic, Science and Religion 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography 3 units
PLSC 215 Contemporary Issues In American Politics 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 220 Introduction to Psychobiology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 105 Social Problems 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 19

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.