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
BI 101 Biology 
BI 102 Biology 
BI 103 Biology 
BI 112 Cell Biology for Health Occupations
BI 141 Habitats: Life of the Forest
BI 142 Habitats: Marine Biology
BI 143 Habitats: Fresh Water Biology
BI 211 Principles of Biology 1
BI 212 Principles of Biology 2
BI 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BI 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CH 151 Preparatory Chemistry
CH 221 General Chemistry I
CH 222 General Chemistry II
CH 223 General Chemistry III
CS 160 Exploring Computer Science  
ESR 171 Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives
ESR 172 Environmental Science: Chemical Perspectives
ESR 173 Environmental Science: Geological Perspectives
FN 110 Personal Nutrition  
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  
GS 106 Physical Science (Geology)
GS 107 Physical Science (Astronomy)
GS 108 Physical Science (Oceanography)
GS 109 Physical Science (Meteorology)
MTH 105 Math in Society  
MTH 111 College Algebra  
MTH 112 Elementary Functions  
MTH 211 Foundations of Elementary Math I  
MTH 212 Foundations of Elementary Math II  
MTH 213 Foundations of Elementary Math III  
MTH 243 Statistics I  
MTH 244 Statistics II  
MTH 251 Calculus I  
MTH 252 Calculus II  
MTH 253 Calculus III  
MTH 254 Vector Calculus I  
PHY 101 Force, Motion, and Energy
PHY 102 Atoms, Matter, and Heat
PHY 103 Sound, Light, and Electricity
PHY 201 General Physics
PHY 211 General Physics (Calculus) I