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The discipline of science is based on laws governing the world around us. Knowledge in this area is generated by development of concepts in matter, motion, and energy in living systems and Earth and space while emphasizing evidence to support claims for its knowledge. This concentration expands on ideas of the branches of science with engagement in the practices to build proficiency and further develop appreciation of the strengths and limitations of science in the real world.

This concentration is aligned to a supplemental authorization in Science that can be added to your future credential. See a concentration advisor for more information. 

 Students must take at least one 4-unit course at the 300-400 level in the concentration; three courses in the same discipline are recommended.

Chemistry Requirement
Select from the following:4
World of Chemistry
General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I
General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I
Physics Requirement
Select from the following:4
Introduction to Meteorology
Contemporary Physics for Nonscientists
College Physics I
General Physics IA
Energy, Society and the Environment
Approved Concentration Electives
Select from the following:12
Introduction to Stars and Galaxies
Longitude, Navigation, and Timekeeping
Plant Diversity and Ecology
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Genetics
Biology of Cancer
Genetic Engineering Technology
Plants, People and Civilization
Plant Ecology
General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II
General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering III
General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science II
General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science III
Survey of Organic Chemistry
Survey of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Chemical and Biological Warfare
Chemistry of Drugs and Poisons
Rocks and Minerals
Introduction to Geology
Fossils and the History of Life
Earthquakes
Geologic Excursions
Project Based Learning in STEM Education 1
Microbiology
World Aquaculture: Applications, Methodologies and Trends
Technologies for Ocean Discovery
Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences
Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Management
College Physics II
College Physics III
General Physics II
General Physics III
Teaching Physics
Physical Oceanography
The Learn By Doing Lab Teaching Practicum 1
Selected Environmental Issues of California's Central Coast
Total units20