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BC GRADUATION AND GENERAL EDUCATION

Bakersfield College General Education

Specific Requirements 2007

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1. English: A minimum of three units designed to enhance

student skills in expository and argumentative writing.

Courses in language that use the principles and applications

of language to promote logical and critical evaluation

of written communication may be taken to satisfy

this requirement. A college-level composition course or

an introductory level composition course may be used to

meet this requirement.

ENGL B1, B1a; ENSL B1

2. Communication: A minimum of three units designed to enhance

student skills in oral communication, interpersonal

communication and logical reasoning in speech

communication. Courses in this area emphasize critical

analysis in both argumentation and debate.

BUS B3 (COMM B3, formerly SPCH B3); COMM B1, B2, B3 (BUS B3)
COMM B4, COMM B8.


3. Social Sciences: A minimum of six units for AA degree;

three units for AS degree. At least one course must be

from category (a). Coursework designed to help the

student explore the study of human phenomena through

the disciplines of history, political science, economics,

and other related disciplines. Courses in this area focus

on the past relations of human activity and its

development in the institutions of national and world

societies.

(a) American History and Politics:

HIST B1*, B2*, B3*, B4a*, B4b*, B15*, B17a*, B17b*, B18*,

B20a*, B20b, B25*, B30a*-(CHST B30a*)

B30b*-(CHST B30b*), B33* (CHST B33); B36*;

POLS B1*, B12*.

(b) Other Social Science Courses: Any listed above, or

AGRI B1, or AGBS B2, or JRNL B1*, or ECON B1, or  ECON B2  
or GEOG
B2*,
POLS B2*, or POLS B3*, or POLS B16, or

BSAD B20, or BUS B40.

4. Behavioral Sciences: A minimum of three units designed

to introduce the student to the study of human behavior.

Courses in the disciplines of anthropology, psychology,

sociology, child development and other related courses

can be taken to meet this requirement.

A
NTH B2*, B5; BUS B5; PSYC  B1a; CHDV B13a;

GERO B8 (HMSV B8, PSYC B8); HMSV B8 (GERO

B8, PSYC B8) B45* (SOCI B45*); PSYC B8 (GERO

B8, HMSV B8); SOCI  B1*, B36 (CHST B36), SOCI  B45*

(HMSV B45*)

5. Natural Sciences: A minimum of three units that

introduce the student to the world of scientific inquiry.

Courses in the disciplines in either the physical or life

sciences include anthropology, biology, chemistry,

environmental science, physical science and other related

courses. Such courses explore the relationship of man

and science.

Life Sciences: ANSC B1; ANTH B1; BIOL B3a,

B11, B14, B16, B18, B20; CHEM B49 (ENVT B49); 
CRPS
B1, B3, B10; ENVT B49 (CHEM B49); FORE B2
NUTR
B10; SOIL B1

Physical Sciences: ASTR
B1; CHEM B1a, B2a, B11;

ERSC B10; B10L; GEOG B1, B1L, B2*; GEOL B1a, B10, B10L; PHSC B12

PHYS B2a, B4a

6. Humanities: A minimum of three units exploring the

visual and performing arts, philosophy, literature, and the

foreign languages. Courses in this area examine the

cultural and artistic expression of man in the aesthetic

environment.

ARCH B1; ART B1, B2 (B2ab), B2ef, B3ab, B3ef, B7ab,

B9ab, B11ab, B17ab, B20, B30a, B30b, B30c, B30d,

B30e; ASL B1, B2, B3; CHST B30e

ENGL B1b, B2, B5a, B5b, B10, B21, B23, B27

B28 B30a, B30b, B35, B41a, B41b, B41c, B41d

ENSL B2, B22, B31; FREN B1, B2, B3, B4; GERM B1ab, B2

JAPN B1, B2ORNH B36; SPAN B1ab, B2ab, B3, B4, B10

MUSC B2, B4a , B4b, B5abB6ab, B9ab, B10a, B10b, B10c, B10d,

B12a, B12b, B12c, B12d, B13a, B13b, B13c, B13d, B14a,

B14b, B14c, B14d, B17a, B17b, B17c,

B17d, B21a, B21b, B22, B23, B24*, B27;

PHIL B6a, B10, B12, B14, B32, B33, B37*;  RUSS B1ab

THEA B1, B2ab, B4, B5, B6, B7, B12a, B20,

B27, B28, B30, B31, B32, B35, B227, B228.

7. Mathematics, Logic, Computer Science: A minimum of

three units designed to develop skills in solving problems,

mathematical and logical thinking. Courses in the areas

of mathematics, behavioral science, philosophy, and

computer science may be taken to meet this requirement.

BEHS B5 (PSYC B5); COMM B5, COMS B12; ENGR B19f;

MATH BA, BB, BD, B1a, B1b, B2, B6a, B6b, B16, B21, B22,

B23, B200a, B200d; PHIL B7, B9; PSYC B5 TECM B52 (BEHS B5).

8. Health Education: A minimum of two units designed to

introduce the student to health related issues in society today.

CHDV B49; HLED B1; MEDS B35, or completion of

an approved Allied Health Program (RN, Rad T, or LVN).

9. Physical Education: A minimum of two units designed

to promote health and an understanding of leisure time

through physical activity. Courses in individual and group

activities can be taken to meet this requirement.

All activity courses numbered B3 through B33 and B49.

(Students who have observed their 21st birthday or who

have a medical excuse are exempt.)

* Course satisfies the Multicultural Requirement.


GRADUATION AND GENERAL EDUCATION

GRADUATION AND GENERAL

Note: Students must complete at least one class identified

with an (*) to satisfy the Multicultural Requirement for

graduation.

The following courses satisfy both a Bakersfield College

General Education category and the Multicultural

Requirement:

 

ANTH B2; CHST B30a (HIST B30a), B30b (HIST B30b); 

COMM B21; GEOG B2; HIST B2, B3, B4a,

B4b, B17a, B17b, B18, B20a, B25, B30a (CHST

B30a), B30b (CHST B30b), B33, B36; HMSV B45

(SOCI B45) JRNL B1; MUSC B24; PHIL B37, POLS B1,

B2, B3, B12;SOCI B1, B45 (HMSV B45).

Other courses satisfying the Multicultural Requirement

include ASL B6; CHDV B32; MGMT B75; PSYC B37; SOCI B28.

How do I file for BC graduation?

It is advisable that students do their own unofficial graduation check by using the what-if-degree evaluation.

Students are only allowed to file for graduation during their final semester at BC. The following procedures must be followed.

  • Students must meet with a counselor or educational advisor to complete the appropriate paperwork. This should be done early in the final semester to assure meeting all deadline dates.
  • For Counseling or Educational Advisor appointments and drop-in hours for the BC Counseling Center, go to services.
  • For students with disabilities, call or contact the Supportive Services Office in Room 16 of the FACE (Family and Consumer Education) building.
  • For students on EOPS, call 395-4351, or contact the EOPS Office in the Student Services building. 
  • Students must file for graduation before the following deadline dates:
    Fall Graduation- Nov 1; Spring Graduation- April 1, Summer Graduation- June 1
  • NOTE:  If a student is completing his/her final coursework in the summer, but would like to participate in the once a year May commencement ceremony, please file for summer graduation before May 1.   On the paperwork you complete with the counselor, please write across the top "participate in the ceremony".