Program Overview

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree: Science and Mathematics Emphasis is designed for students to explore a variety of subjects that will prepare them for employment or earning a higher education. The Science and Mathematics Emphasis area gives students the chance to gain an understanding of mathematics and natural sciences. Critical thinking, mathematics, problem solving, reasoning, and communication are a few of the many skills that students will acquire through the designated course material. A liberal arts degree provides students with a broad base of knowledge that may be applied in their professional careers.
Students who enroll in this degree program are often seeking to transfer to a four-year college or institution after graduation. These individuals may not be ready to commit to a specific major when entering into an associate’s program. This program allows students to customize their coursework in order to fit their individual interests. While completing the program, students are able to expand professionally and develop their interests. For those who wish to transfer, some common baccalaureate degrees include astronomy, biology, chemistry, chemical physics, earth sciences, geography, geological sciences, mathematics, physics, environmental studies, and astrophysics. All courses for this program are available online for non-traditional students who wish to earn their degree from the comfort of their home. Students are required to complete general education coursework and elective coursework. This program provides participants with a large amount of flexibility while choosing their curriculum.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

    School Overview

    Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Students are attracted to SBCC by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities, student support services and incredible location. 

    Many of SBCC's programs are offered fully online through the distance education.


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