Associate in Science Transfer - General (AST1)(Plan Code: LRST1AS)

Academic Plans, known as programs, include an overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information. 

Students must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to qualify for graduation from Clark College and are encouraged to connect with their potential transfer institution to confirm GPA and course requirements to entry.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
Quantitatives Skills
MATH& 151Calculus I 15
MATH& 152Calculus II 25
Health & Physical Education
Select one option3
Humanities (HA) (HB) and Social Sciences (SS) course(s)
Humanities (HA) Course5
Social Sciences (SS) Course5
Select an additional five credits/units from Humanities (HA) or (HB) or Social Science (SS) courses5
Pre-major Program Requirements 3
General Chemistry Sequence
CHEM& 141
CHEM& 151
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM& 142
CHEM& 152
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM& 143
CHEM& 153
General Chemistry III
and General Chemistry Laboratory III
Additional Sequence
Select one sequence from the following:15
Biology Sequence (BIOL& 221 / BIOL& 222 / BIOL& 223)
Physics Sequence (100 level)(non-calculus based)
Physics Sequence (200 level)(calculus based)
Additional mathematics course(s) 4
MATH& 153Calculus III5
or MATH& 146 Introduction to Stat
Additional requirements for intended major 5
Select 2-3 courses from the following list, 10-15 units total are required:10-15
Environ Biol Conf/Lab (5 credits/units)
Small World Antibiotics Research 1 (5 credits/units)
Introduction to Wildlife (3 credits/units)
Mammals of The Northwest (3 credits/units)
Birds of The Pacific Northwest (3 credits/units)
Freshwater Fishes of The Pacific Northwest (3 credits/units)
Reptiles & Amphibians of The Pacific NW (3 credits/units)
Human Genetics (3 credits/units)
Field Studies In Biology (10 credits/units)
Majors Ecology/Evolution (5 credits/units)
Majors Cell/Molecular (5 credits/units)
Majors Organismal Phys (5 credits/units)
Flowering Plants of The Pacific Northwest (5 credits/units)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (5 credits/units)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (5 credits/units)
Human A & P I (5 credits/units)
Human A & P II (5 credits/units)
Human A & P III (5 credits/units)
Microbiology (5 credits/units)
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (5 credits/units)
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (5 credits/units)
Organic Chemistry III
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory III (6 credits/units)
Introduction to Ecological Restoration (5 credits/units)
Intro to Geology II Lab (5 credits/units)
Field Studies In Geology (6 credits/units)
Introduction to Physical Geology (5 credits/units)
Linear Algebra (5 credits/units)
Differential Equations (5 credits/units)
Calculus IV (5 credits/units)
General Physics I
and General Physics Lab I (5 credits/units)
General Physics II
and General Physics Lab II (5 credits/units)
General Physics III
and General Physics Lab III (5 credits/units)
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Phys Lab I (5 credits/units)
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Phys Lab II (5 credits/units)
Engineering Physics III
and Engineering Phys Lab III (5 credits/units)
Remaining Credits/Units:
Sufficient additional college-level credits/units so that the total credits/units earned are at least 90 term credits/units 66-11
Total Credits/Units90

Calculus I (MATH& 151) requires the successful completion of both Trigonometry (MATH 103) and College Algebra (MATH 110/MATH 111), or recommending score on an approved placement test prior to registration. These prerequisite courses can be used to fulfill elective requirements within the Associate in Science (AS) degree program.


Or select math courses that have MATH& 152 as a prerequisite.


Must consult with faculty or advising to pick the correct sequences.


Check with chosen 4-year school.


Preferably a 3-term sequence; check with chosen 4-year school regarding course selection to better prepare for major. It is recommended that students complete the sequenced science courses before transferring. 


These remaining credits/units may include prerequisites for major courses, additional major coursework, or specific general education or other university requirements as approved by the advisor. A maximum of five (5) General Elective (GE) credits/units will apply.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills.(GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Apply scientific methodologies to develop and answer questions about the natural world.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change and the definite integral as a limit of a sum.
  • Analyze and solve multi-step problems using techniques through single-variable calculus.
  • Acquire scientific information from appropriate sources to analyze issues, claims or situations.

Program maps are a suggested academic plan and should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. Your student entry method, placement, course availability, and program requirements are subject to change and transfer credit(s)/unit(s) may change your map/plan.
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