Agriculture Plant Science

Associate in Science for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in plant science or a related major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. 

The Associate in Science in Plant Science for Transfer degree requirements (as stated in SB1440 law) requires students to complete the following:

  • a minimum of 18 semester in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • 60 semester CSU transferable units
  • California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern of 39 units; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern of 37 units.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills related to scientific research and application of data in the plant science industry.
  2. Develop and apply the scientific method as it relates to problem solving across topics in plant science.
Program Requirements:

Required Core
Course Block Units: (24 Required)
AG5 Agriculture Economics 3
CHEM2A Introductory Chemistry 5
CHEM2B Introductory Chemistry 4
PLSCI20L Principles of Plant Science 4
PLSCI22L Introduction To Soils 4
STAT1 Introduction To Statistical Methods 4
Plant Science Electives (Choose 2)
Course Block Units: (6 Required)
ENVHR20 Fund of Environmental Horticulture 3
ENVHR21 Plant Propagation 3
ENVHR22A  or Landscape Plant Identification I 3
  ENVHR22B Landscape Plant Identification II 3
Total: 30