General Education Requirements - Science, Math, & Computer Science

The General Education credits must come from the approved OCCC General Education/Discipline Studies List.

In order to ensure a breadth of learning, which is the cornerstone of the General Education requirements, the following limitations apply:

  1. Courses taken to satisfy the basic college competencies in composition and mathematics will not be accepted.
  2. For AAS Degrees, no more than two courses may come from courses required by specific programs.*
  3. When an existing course meeting a General Education requirement is expanded into a multi-course sequence with the same course number with varying suffixes (e.g., 101 becomes 101a, 101b, 101c), any course in the sequence may be used to meet the General Education requirement. However, an individual student may use only one course in the sequence toward fulfillment of the requirement, even if the student takes multiple courses in the sequence.

*Note: Because of these restrictions, it is possible that a course is acceptable as General Education for some students while it is not acceptable for others. Degree candidates who are unsure of how the General Education Policy applies to their individual cases are responsible for seeking help from an advisor or counselor.

The complete and official list of courses approved as General Education/Discipline Studies is maintained by the Instructional Leadership Team.

Criteria for General Education/Discipline Studies Course Approval are developed by the Instructional Leadership Team based on the General Education Philosophy statement and the statewide outcomes and criteria for Discipline Studies for the AAOT.

Science, Math, & Computer Science Course List

Course Title Lab Science Offered at OCCC
BI 101 Biology I
BI 101H Biology I: Honors  
BI 102 Biology II
BI 103 Biology III
BI 112 Cell Biology for Health Occupations
BI 121 Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology I  
BI 122 Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology II  
BI 141 Habitats: Life of the Forest
BI 142 Habitats: Marine Biology
BI 143 Habitats: Freshwater Biology
BI 145 Intro. to Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Management  
BI 163 Organic Gardening  
BI 164 Bird Identification and Ecology  
BI 200B Principles of Ecology: Field Biology    
BI 202 Botany: An Introduction to the Plant Kingdom  
BI 211 Principles of Biology I
BI 212 Principles of Biology II
BI 213 Principles of Biology III
BI 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BI 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BI 234 Microbiology
CH 100 Everyday Chemistry with Lab  
CH 104 Allied Health Chemistry I  
CH 151 Preparatory Chemistry
CH 221 General Chemistry I
CH 222 General Chemistry II
CH 223 General Chemistry III
CIS 121 Information Systems and Programming    
CIS 122 Introduction to Programming Logic    
CS 160 Exploring Computer Science  
ESR 140 Introduction to Sustainability    
ESR 171 Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives
ESR 172 Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives  
ESR 173 Environmental Science: Geological Perspectives
ESR 200 Introduction to Environmental Systems  
ESR 204 Introduction to Environmental Restoration  
FN 110 Personal Nutrition    
G 147 Geology of the National Parks of the United States  
G 148 Volcanoes and Earthquakes  
G 184 Global Climate Change
G 201 Earth Materials and Tectonics
G 202 Earth Surface Processes
G 203 Evolution of Planet Earth
G 207 Geology of the Pacific Northwest  
G 208 Volcanoes and Their Activity  
G 209 Earthquakes    
GS 106 Physical Science (Geology)
GS 107 Physical Science (Astronomy)
GS 108 Physical Science (Oceanography)
GS 109 Physical Science (Meteorology)  
MTH 105Z Math in Society  
MTH 111Z Precalculus I: Functions  
MTH 112Z Precalculus II: Trigonometry  
MTH 211 Foundations of Elementary Math I  
MTH 212 Foundations of Elementary Math II  
MTH 213 Foundations of Elementary Math III  
MTH 241 Calculus for Management, Life and Social Science  
MTH 243Z Statistics I  
MTH 244 Statistics II  
MTH 251 Calculus I  
MTH 252 Calculus II  
MTH 253 Calculus III  
MTH 254 Vector Calculus I  
MTH 256 Differential Equations    
MTH 261 Applied Linear Algebra I    
PHY 101 Force, Motion, and Energy  
PHY 102 Atoms, Matter, and Heat  
PHY 103 Sound, Light, and Electricity  
PHY 121 The Solar System  
PHY 122 Stars and Stellar Evolution  
PHY 123 Galaxies and Cosmology  
PHY 201 General Physics
PHY 211 General Physics (Calculus)