Degrees, Certificates and Awards

Upon satisfactory completion of requirements and upon approval of the Board of Trustees students may earn the Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree, Associate in Science Degree, Associate in Science for Transfer Degree, Certificate of Achievement, Skills Competency Award and Department Award.

Santa Barbara City College Associate in Arts/Science Degrees

The awarding of an Associate Degree represents more than an accumulation of units. It symbolizes a successful attempt on the part of the college to lead students through patterns of learning experiences designed to develop certain capabilities and insights.

Among these are the ability to think and to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; to use mathematics; to understand the modes of inquiry of the major disciplines; to be aware of other cultures and times; to achieve insights gained through experience in thinking about ethical problems; and to develop the capacity for, and sense of, self-understanding. In addition to these accomplishments, the student should possess sufficient depth in some field of knowledge to contribute to lifetime interest.

The governing board of the Santa Barbara Community College District shall confer the degree of Associate in Arts or Associate in Science upon a student who has demonstrated competence in reading, written expression and mathematics, and who has satisfactorily completed at least 60 semester units of college work. This coursework requirement will be fulfilled in a curriculum accepted toward the degree by the college (courses numbered 100 or higher as shown in this Catalog). It must include at least 18 semester units in General Education and at least 18 semester units in a major.

Students who major in Liberal Studies, or are undecided about a major, should refer to “Liberal Studies” in this Catalog’s Index.

Philosophy of General Education

The General Education program at Santa Barbara City College outlines a core curriculum that provides an opportunity for students to explore elements of the intellectual and ethical traditions to which they belong. The faculty believes that this common core is of general and lasting intellectual significance and that it will establish a foundation for the lifelong process of intellectual inquiry and the integration of knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences.

College-educated persons should be able to use this knowledge when evaluating and appreciating the physical environment, the culture and the society in which they live. Most important, General Education should lead to better self-understanding. The General Education program has several major objectives:

  • To cultivate the intellectual processes of learning and to examine methods for acquiring, integrating and applying knowledge.
  • To help students understand the conditions and forces which shape their lives and thus help them to cope with a complex and changing world.
  • To explore elements of our common human nature and to assist students in applying critical and informed judgments to the cultural achievements of their own and other cultures.

Santa Barbara City College Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degree Graduation Requirements

The Associate Degree will be awarded upon completion of both department and college requirements as follows:

  1. Complete all department requirements with a “C” or better or “P” in each course. Candidates for an Associate Degree are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC (some programs may require a higher percentage of the department requirements to be completed through SBCC).
  2. Complete a general education option (Option 1: SBCC General Education and Institutional and Information Competency; Option 2: IGETC; Option 3: CSU GE Breadth). General Education options allowed for each Associate Degree program vary. Refer to individual departments for a list of General Education options pertaining to specific SBCC Associate Degree programs;
  3. Complete a total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 or higher);
  4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC;
  5. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted; and
  6. Candidates for an Associate Degree are required to complete 15 units through SBCC.

Santa Barbara City College General Education, Institutional and Information Competency Requirements

General Education State Requirements (Areas A-D)

Eighteen (18) units of General Education course credits to include at least one course from each of the following areas:

  1. Natural Science with Lab
  2. Social & Behavioral Science
  3. Humanities
  4. Language & Rationality
    1. English Composition (one course)
    2. Communication & Analytical Thinking (one course)

SBCC Institutional Requirements (Area E)

  1. Includes Mathematics and 3 sub-areas.

Information Competency Requirement (Area F)

  1. One unit of Information Literacy or College Research Skills.

Santa Barbara City College General Education (Areas A-D) Approved Course Listings

Complete a minimum of 18 semester units (or 27 quarter units) of General Education from Areas A-D to include at least one course for a total of 3 semester units or 4 quarter units (4 semester units for Natural Science) from each area (A, B, C, D-1 and D-2). A course used to meet a requirement in one Area (A-D) cannot be used to meet any other requirement in Areas A-D.

  1. Natural Science with Lab

    (4 semester units or 4 quarter units)

    ANTH 101
    101L
    Physical Anthropology
    and Physical Anthropology Laboratory
    4
    ANTH 101H
    ANTH 101L
    Physical Anthropology, Honors
    and Physical Anthropology Laboratory
    5
    BIOL 100Concepts Of Biology4
    BIOL 101Plant Biology4
    BIOL 102Animal Biology5
    BIOL 103Cell Biology5.5
    BIOL 104
    BIOL 105
    Molecular Biology
    and Molecular Biology Laboratory
    6
    BIOL 112
    BIOL 141
    Evolution And Adaptation
    and Biology Laboratory
    5
    BIOL 120Natural History4
    BIOL 122
    BIOL 123
    Ecology
    and Ecology Laboratory
    4
    BIOL 124Biological Oceanography4
    BIOL 125Marine Biology4
    BIOL 140
    BIOL 141
    Principles Of Biology
    and Biology Laboratory
    5
    BMS 100The Human Body4
    BMS 107Human Anatomy4
    BMS 108Human Physiology4
    BMS 157General Microbiology4
    BOT 100Concepts Of Botany4
    BOT 121Plant Diversity4
    CHEM 101Introductory Chemistry4
    CHEM 104Fundamentals Of General, Organic And Biological Chemistry4
    CHEM 155General Chemistry I5
    ERTH 101
    ERTH 102
    Introductory Astronomy
    and Observational Astronomy Laboratory
    4
    ERTH 101H
    ERTH 102
    Introductory Astronomy, Honors
    and Observational Astronomy Laboratory
    5
    ERTH 111
    111L
    Dynamic Earth - Physical Geology
    and Dynamic Earth - Physical Geology Laboratory
    4
    ERTH 111H
    ERTH 111L
    Dynamic Earth - Physical Geology, Honors
    and Dynamic Earth - Physical Geology Laboratory
    5
    ERTH 112
    112L
    History Of The Earth
    and Historical Geology Laboratory
    4
    ERTH 115
    115L
    Environmental Geology
    and Environmental Geology Laboratory
    4
    ERTH 141
    141L
    Physical Geography
    and Physical Geography Laboratory
    4
    ERTH 151
    151L
    Introductory Physical Oceanography
    and Introductory Physical Oceanography Laboratory
    4
    ERTH 152
    152L
    Weather and Climate
    and Weather and Climate Laboratory
    4
    ENVS 110
    ENVS 111
    Humans And The Biological Environment
    and Environmental Field Studies
    4
    ENVS 115
    115L
    Environmental Geology
    and Environmental Geology Laboratory
    4
    GEOG 101
    101L
    Physical Geography
    and Physical Geography Laboratory
    4
    GEOG 152
    152L
    Weather and Climate
    and Weather and Climate Laboratory
    4
    PHSC 103The Physical Universe 4
    PHSC 107Nanoscience in Society4
    PHYS 101
    101L
    Conceptual Physics
    and Conceptual Physics Laboratory
    4
    PHYS 102Introductory Physics For Science Majors4
    PHYS 105General Physics4
    PHYS 106General Physics4
    PHYS 110Introductory Physics4
    PHYS 111Introductory Physics4
    PHYS 121Mechanics Of Solids And Fluids5
    ZOOL 122
    ZOOL 123
    Animal Diversity
    and Animal Diversity Laboratory
    4
  2. Social/Behavioral Science

    (3 semester units or 4 quarter units)

    AJ 101Introduction To The Administration Of Justice3
    AJ 102Ethics In The Criminal Justice System3
    AJ 104Introduction to Corrections3
    AJ 125Introduction To Criminology3
    AJ 245Constitutional Law3
    AJ 255Terrorism And The Criminal Justice System3
    AJ 260Women's Issues In The Criminal Justice System3
    AJ 265Crime and Human Behavior3
    ASL 125American Deaf Culture and History4
    ANTH 102Introduction To Archaeology3
    ANTH 102HIntroduction to Archaeology, Honors4
    ANTH 103Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
    ANTH 104Language and Culture3
    ANTH 109Comparative World Cultures3
    ANTH 110Culture and Society Through Cartoons3
    ANTH 113Witchcraft, Magic, Science And Religion3
    ASAM 101Comparative Asian-American History, 1849-19653
    ASAM 102Contemporary Asian-American History3
    BLST 101The African-American In U.S. History To World War II3
    BLST 102The African-American In U.S. History, From Civil Rights Movement To Present3
    BLST 102HThe African-American in U.S. History, from Civil Rights to Present, Honors4
    BLST 103African-American Culture3
    BUS 101Introduction To Business3
    CHST 101Mexican-American (Chicano) History In The U.S.3
    CHST 102The Chicano And Latino In U.S. History, From The 1960's To The Present3
    CHST 103Mexican-American (Chicano) Culture3
    CHST 121The Chicana And Other Latina Women3
    COMM 101Introduction to Communication3
    COMM 142Leadership in a Global Society3
    COMM 151Intercultural Communication3
    COMM 171Mass Media And Society3
    COMM 289Communication Theory3
    ECE 102Child, Family and Community3
    ECE 120Child Growth and Development/Educators3
    ECE 132Teaching in a Diverse Society3
    ERTH 142Economic Geography3
    ECON 101Microeconomics3
    ECON 102Macroeconomics3
    ECON 102HMacroeconomics, Honors4
    ECON 114Environmental and Natural Resource Economics3
    ENVS 112American Environmental History3
    ETHS 101The Immigrant Experience in the U.S.3
    ETHS 101HThe Immigrant Experience in the U.S., Honors4
    ETHS 103The American Ethnic Cultural Experience3
    ETHS 107Racism In America3
    ETHS 109U.S.-Mexico And Other Borderlands3
    ETHS 110Contemporary Ethnic Communities3
    ETHS 120Race, Ethnicity and Social Movements in the United States3
    ETHS 121Women Of Color In The U.S.3
    ETHS 122Arab-American/Middle Eastern Women In The U.S.3
    GEOG 102Human Geography3
    GEOG 104World Regional Geography3
    GEOG 105Economic Geography3
    GEOG 106Geography Of California3
    GLST 101Introduction to Global Studies3
    GLST 102Global Problems3
    HIST 101History Of The U.S. To 18773
    HIST 102History Of The U.S. Since 18653
    HIST 102HHistory Of The U.S. Since 1865, Honors4
    HIST 103History Of Western Civilization3
    HIST 104History Of Western Civilization3
    HIST 107World Civilization, Beginnings To 15503
    HIST 108World Civilization, 1550 To Present3
    HIST 110History Of American Women3
    HIST 110HHistory Of American Women (Honors)4
    HIST 111The American West As Frontier And Region3
    HIST 112American Environmental History3
    HIST 113HHistory Of Western Civilization: 1600 To Present, Honors4
    HIST 114The Immigrant Experience In The U.S.3
    HIST 114HThe Immigrant Experience In The U.S., Honors4
    HIST 115The Vietnam Wars3
    HIST 120Modern Europe3
    HIST 121History Of Great Britain3
    HIST 122History Of Great Britain3
    HIST 127History Of Russia3
    HIST 133History Of Latin America: Bc To 1800'S 3
    HIST 134History Of Latin America: 1800'S To Modern Period3
    HIST 135History Of Mexico3
    HIST 137History Of Religions Of The Middle East3
    HIST 138History Of The Modern Middle East3
    JOUR 200Contemporary News Media and Society3
    NATA 101American Indian: Past And Present3
    NATA 102The Native American In 20th Century Society3
    NATA 103Native American Cultural Heritage3
    NATA 104California Indians3
    NATA 105California Tribes: The Chumash3
    POLS 101American Government And Politics3
    POLS 104American Government: Policy Issues/Process3
    POLS 110Politics, Society And The Mass Media3
    POLS 121International Politics3
    POLS 121HInternational Politics, Honors4
    POLS 122International Organizations: Global and Regional Governance3
    POLS 131Comparative Politics3
    POLS 134HPolitical Violence, Honors4
    POLS 136Middle East Government And Politics3
    POLS 151Law And Society3
    POLS 151HLaw And Society, Honors4
    PSY 100General Psychology3
    PSY 100HGeneral Psychology, Honors4
    PSY 106Positive Psychology3
    PSY 112Introduction to Cognitive Psychology3
    PSY 115Psychology Of Health And Effective Behavior3
    PSY 120Introduction To Psychology3
    PSY 125Psychology Of Human Sexuality4
    PSY 130Personality Dynamics And Effective Behavior3
    PSY 135Psychology of Film3
    PSY 140Child Development3
    PSY 145Human Development3
    PSY 170Abnormal Psychology4
    PSY 175Social Psychology: Psychological Perspective3
    PSY 200Research Methods and Experimental Design in Psychology4
    SOC 101Introduction To Sociology3
    SOC 101HIntroduction to Sociology, Honors4
    SOC 103Marriage, Family and Intimacy3
    SOC 104Social Psychology3
    SOC 106Sociology of Deviance3
    SOC 107Racism in America3
    SOC 109Social Problems3
    SOC 110Culture and Society Through Cartoons3
    SOC 113Sociology Of Sex and Gender3
    SOC 115Introduction To Social Research3
    SOC 118Media, Culture and Society3
    SOC 127Introduction to Women's Studies3
    SPAN 135Latin American Culture4
    SPAN 136Contemporary Cultures Of Central America3
    SPAN 138Contemporary Culture Of South America4
    SPAN 139Contemporary Cultures Of Spain3
    SS 101Introduction to the Social Sciences3
  3. Humanities

    (3 semester units or 4 quarter units)

    AJ 105Diversity, Law and Justice3
    ASL 101Beginning American Sign Language I5
    ASL 102Beginning American Sign Language II5
    ASL 103Intermediate American Sign Language I5
    ASL 104Intermediate American Sign Language II5
    ARBC 101Beginning Modern Standard Arabic I5
    ARBC 102Beginning Modern Standard Arabic II5
    ART 101Visual Literacy3
    ART 102AEarly Twentieth Century Art, 1900-19453
    ART 102BLate Twentieth Century Art3
    ART 103History Of Art, Prehistoric To Gothic3
    ART 103HHistory Of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic, Honors3
    ART 104History Of Art, Renaissance To Modern3
    ART 104HHistory Of Art, Renaissance To Modern, Honors3
    ART 106History Of American Art3
    ART 108History Of Asian Art3
    ART 110History Of Women In Art3
    ART 111Survey Of Tribal Arts3
    ART 112Survey Of Pre-Columbian Art3
    ART 113Survey Of Architecture3
    ART 114History Of Photography3
    ART 210Survey Of Renaissance And Baroque Art3
    ART 211Nineteenth Century Art3
    ART 215Survey Of Non-Western Art3
    ART 216Survey Of Islamic Art And Architecture3
    BLST 101The African-American In U.S. History To World War II3
    BLST 102The African-American In U.S. History, From Civil Rights Movement To Present3
    BLST 102HThe African-American in U.S. History, from Civil Rights to Present, Honors4
    BLST 111The African-American Music Experience3
    BLST 113African-American And Afro-Caribbean Literature In The U.S.3
    CHST 101Mexican-American (Chicano) History In The U.S.3
    CHST 113Introduction To Chicano/Mexican-American Literature3
    CHST 114Borderlands Literature: U.S.-Mexico3
    CHST 115Introduction To Mexican Literature3
    CHST 130History Of Mexican Art3
    CHST 131History Of Chicano Art3
    CHST 160Chicano Theatre3
    CHIN 101Beginning Chinese I5
    CHIN 102Beginning Chinese II5
    CHIN 103Intermediate Chinese5
    ECE 115Children's Literature3
    ENG 111Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature3
    ENG 111HCritical Thinking and Composition Through Literature, Honors3
    ENG 200Introduction to Literature3
    ENG 221Survey Of British Literature3
    ENG 221HSurvey of British Literature 800-1798, Honors4
    ENG 222Survey Of British Literature3
    ENG 222HSurvey of British Literature, Honors4
    ENG 225American Literature3
    ENG 226American Literature3
    ENG 226HAmerican Literature, Honors4
    ENG 231World Literature3
    ENG 232World Literature3
    ENG 236Sacred Literature, Eastern Texts3
    ENG 237Sacred Literature, Western Texts3
    ENG 240Contemporary Fiction3
    ENG 241Contemporary Women Writers3
    ENG 242Contemporary Dramatic Literature3
    ENG 251Introduction To Poetry3
    ENG 261Literature And Film3
    ENG 262Shakespeare3
    ETHS 103The American Ethnic Cultural Experience3
    ETHS 117Cultural Diversity In Film3
    ETHS 121Women Of Color In The U.S.3
    ETHS 122Arab-American/Middle Eastern Women In The U.S.3
    FS 101Introduction to Film Studies3
    FS 101HIntroduction to Film Studies, Honors4
    FS 104American Film to 1960's3
    FS 105Introduction to Television Studies3
    FS 107Contemporary American Film3
    FS 109Film Studies II3
    FS 110World Cinema to 1960's3
    FS 111Contemporary World Cinema3
    FS 112AFrench Film3
    FS 112BArt Cinema3
    FS 113Experimental Film3
    FS 114History of Animation3
    FS 115The Vietnam War In Film3
    FS 116Gender and Sexuality in Film3
    FS 118Film Genres3
    FS 119Introduction To Film Comedy3
    FS 120Master Filmmakers3
    FS 121Documentary Film3
    FR 101Beginning French I5
    FR 102Beginning French II5
    FR 103Intermediate French I5
    FR 104Intermediate French II5
    FR 132Intermediate Literary Readings3
    GDP 116History of Graphic Design3
    GER 101Beginning German I5
    GER 102Beginning German II5
    GER 103Intermediate German I5
    GER 104Intermediate German II5
    HEBR 101Beginning Modern Hebrew I5
    HEBR 102Beginning Modern Hebrew II5
    ITAL 101Beginning Italian I5
    ITAL 102Beginning Italian II5
    ITAL 103Intermediate Italian I5
    ITAL 104Intermediate Italian II5
    ITAL 132Intermediate Literary Readings3
    ITAL 150Advanced Italian5
    ITAL 160Advanced Italian5
    JAPN 101Beginning Japanese I5
    JAPN 102Beginning Japanese II5
    JAPN 103Intermediate Japanese I5
    JAPN 104Intermediate Japanese II5
    KOR 101Beginning Korean I5
    KOR 102Beginning Korean II5
    LATN 101Beginning Latin I5
    LATN 102Beginning Latin II5
    LATN 132Ancient Origins of Modern English4
    MUS 110Music Appreciation3
    MUS 110HMusic Appreciation, Honors4
    MUS 112History And Appreciation Of Contemporary Jazz And 20th Century American Music3
    MUS 114ASurvey Of Music History3
    MUS 114BSurvey Of Music History3
    MUS 115History And Appreciation Of Rock And Popular Music3
    MUS 118World Music3
    MUS 119Middle Eastern Music, Dance and Culture3
    NATA 112Native American Visual And Musical Art3
    NATA 113The Indian In Literature: Fact And Fiction3
    PHIL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
    PHIL 100HIntroduction to Philosophy, Honors4
    PHIL 101Introduction to Ethics3
    PHIL 101HIntroduction To Ethics, Honors4
    PHIL 102Comparative World Religions3
    PHIL 102HComparative World Religions, Honors3
    PHIL 105Business Ethics3
    PHIL 200History Of Philosophy: Ancient3
    PHIL 201History of Philosophy: Modern3
    PHIL 203History Of Philosophy: Contemporary3
    PHIL 204History And Philosophy Of The Great Ideas Of Physics3
    PHIL 207AComparative Philosophy, East And West3
    PE 250Survey and Appreciation of Dance History3
    PSY 135Psychology of Film3
    SPAN 101Beginning Spanish I5
    SPAN 102Beginning Spanish II5
    SPAN 103Intermediate Spanish I5
    SPAN 104Intermediate Spanish II5
    SPAN 132Introduction to Literary Analysis3
    SPAN 133Survey of Spanish Literature3
    SPAN 134Survey of Latin American Literature3
    SPAN 135Latin American Culture4
    SPAN 136Contemporary Cultures Of Central America3
    SPAN 138Contemporary Culture Of South America4
    SPAN 139Contemporary Cultures Of Spain3
    SPAN 146Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I5
    SPAN 147Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers II5
    SPAN 150Advanced Spanish4
    SPAN 160Advanced Spanish4
    TA 103Theatre Appreciation3
    TA 104Script Analysis3
    TA 106Development of Drama - Musical Theatre3
    TA 107Development Of Drama: Greek To Renaissance3
    TA 108Development Of Drama II: Restoration To Contemporary3
    TA 116Page to Performance: Readers' Theatre3
    TA 120Understanding Scenography3
    TA 136Theatrical Makeup Techniques3
    TA 160Chicano Theatre3
  4. Language and Rationality

    (6 semester units or 8 quarter units. One course from D-1 and one course from D-2 required)

    1. English Composition

      (3 semester units or 4 quarter units): Complete one of the following courses with a “C” or better or “Pass”:

      ENG 110Composition and Reading3
      or ENG 110H Composition And Reading, Honors
    2. Communication and Analytical Thinking

      (3 semester units or 4 quarter units)

      BIOL 103Cell Biology5.5
      COMM 121Interpersonal Communication3
      COMM 121HInterpersonal Communication, Honors3
      COMM 122Mediated Interpersonal Communication3
      COMM 131Fundamentals Of Public Speaking3
      COMM 131HFundamentals Of Public Speaking, Honors3
      COMM 141Small Group Communication3
      COMM 161Communication in Organizations3
      COMM 162Mediated Communication in Organizations3
      COMM 235Argumentation And Debate3
      CIS 101Introduction to Computers and Information Systems4
      CS 101Computer Concepts4
      ENG 111Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature3
      ENG 111HCritical Thinking and Composition Through Literature, Honors3
      ENG 115Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking3
      MATH 107Intermediate Algebra4
      MATH 108Mathematical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers-Number Systems4
      MATH 114Mathematics for Liberal Arts Majors4
      MATH 117Elementary Statistics4
      MATH 117HElementary Statistics, Honors4
      MATH 120College Algebra4
      MATH 130Calculus for Biological Sciences, Social Sciences and Business I5
      MATH 131Calculus For Biological Sciences, Social Sciences And Business II3
      MATH 137Precalculus I - College Algebra And Functions5
      MATH 138Precalculus II - College Algebra And Trigonometry4
      MATH 150Calculus with Analytic Geometry I5
      MATH 160Calculus With Analytic Geometry II5
      MATH 180Transition to Advanced Mathematics3
      MATH 200Multivariable Calculus4
      MATH 210Linear Algebra4
      MATH 220Differential Equations4
      PHIL 111Critical Thinking And Writing In Philosophy3
      PHIL 205Introduction to Logic3
      PSY 150Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4
      SOC 125Introduction to Statistics in Sociology4

Santa Barbara City College Institutional Requirements (Area E)

  1. Complete Area E-1 and three of the four (3 of 4) sub-sections listed below (E2-E5). Courses in Area E may also be counted in Areas A-D above, where applicable.
    1. E-1: Mathematics Requirement

      (0-5 semester units or 0-5 quarter units)
      Students must demonstrate math proficiency through an SBCC assessment math score higher than MATH 107 Intermediate Algebra or through completion of one of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better (or Pass):

      MATH 107Intermediate Algebra4
      MATH 108Mathematical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers-Number Systems4
      MATH 114Mathematics for Liberal Arts Majors4
      MATH 117Elementary Statistics4
      MATH 117HElementary Statistics, Honors4
      MATH 120College Algebra4
      MATH 130Calculus for Biological Sciences, Social Sciences and Business I5
      MATH 131Calculus For Biological Sciences, Social Sciences And Business II3
      MATH 137Precalculus I - College Algebra And Functions5
      MATH 138Precalculus II - College Algebra And Trigonometry4
      MATH 150Calculus with Analytic Geometry I5
      MATH 160Calculus With Analytic Geometry II5
      MATH 180Transition to Advanced Mathematics3
      MATH 200Multivariable Calculus4
      MATH 210Linear Algebra4
      MATH 220Differential Equations4
      PSY 150Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4
      SOC 125Introduction to Statistics in Sociology4
      Complete three of the four (3 of 4) subsections listed below (E2-E5).
    2. E2: American Institutions

      (3 semester units or 4 quarter units):

      Select one course from the following:
      HIST 101History Of The U.S. To 18773
      HIST 102History Of The U.S. Since 18653
      HIST 102HHistory Of The U.S. Since 1865, Honors4
      POLS 101American Government And Politics3
      POLS 104American Government: Policy Issues/Process3
    3. E3: Physical Education and Health Education

      (2-4.5 semester units or 2-5 quarter units)
      (Choose one option below):
      Option One: 2 Physical Education Activity courses for a total of 2-3 semester units (or 2 quarter units)
      Option Two: 1-1.5 semester units (or 1 quarter unit) of Physical Education Activity and 3 semester units (or 4 quarter units) of Health Education chosen from  HE 101 Personal Health Awareness or HE 102 Personal Health for Women or HE 213 Concepts in Health and Physical Fitness.

    4. E4: Oral Communication

      (3 semester units or 4 quarter units):

      COMM 121Interpersonal Communication3
      COMM 121HInterpersonal Communication, Honors3
      COMM 122Mediated Interpersonal Communication3
      COMM 131Fundamentals Of Public Speaking3
      COMM 131HFundamentals Of Public Speaking, Honors3
      COMM 141Small Group Communication3
      COMM 161Communication in Organizations3
      COMM 162Mediated Communication in Organizations3
      COMM 235Argumentation And Debate3
    5. E5: Multicultural/Gender Studies

      (3 semester units units or 4 quarter units):

      AJ 105Diversity, Law and Justice3
      ANTH 103Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
      ANTH 104Language and Culture3
      ANTH 109Comparative World Cultures3
      ANTH 110Culture and Society Through Cartoons3
      ANTH 113Witchcraft, Magic, Science And Religion3
      ART 108History Of Asian Art3
      ART 110History Of Women In Art3
      ART 111Survey Of Tribal Arts3
      ART 112Survey Of Pre-Columbian Art3
      ART 215Survey Of Non-Western Art3
      ART 216Survey Of Islamic Art And Architecture3
      ASAM 101Comparative Asian-American History, 1849-1965 13
      ASAM 102Contemporary Asian-American History 13
      ASL 125American Deaf Culture and History4
      BLST 101The African-American In U.S. History To World War II 13
      BLST 102The African-American In U.S. History, From Civil Rights Movement To Present 13
      BLST 102HThe African-American in U.S. History, from Civil Rights to Present, Honors 14
      BLST 103African-American Culture 13
      BLST 111The African-American Music Experience 13
      BLST 113African-American And Afro-Caribbean Literature In The U.S. 13
      CHST 101Mexican-American (Chicano) History In The U.S. 13
      CHST 102The Chicano And Latino In U.S. History, From The 1960's To The Present 13
      CHST 103Mexican-American (Chicano) Culture 13
      CHST 113Introduction To Chicano/Mexican-American Literature 13
      CHST 114Borderlands Literature: U.S.-Mexico 13
      CHST 115Introduction To Mexican Literature3
      CHST 121The Chicana And Other Latina Women 13
      CHST 130History Of Mexican Art3
      CHST 131History Of Chicano Art 13
      CHST 160Chicano Theatre3
      COMM 142Leadership in a Global Society3
      COMM 151Intercultural Communication3
      ECE 131The Developing Bilingual Child3
      ECE 132Teaching in a Diverse Society3
      ENG 236Sacred Literature, Eastern Texts3
      ENG 237Sacred Literature, Western Texts3
      ENG 241Contemporary Women Writers3
      ETHS 101The Immigrant Experience in the U.S. 13
      ETHS 101HThe Immigrant Experience in the U.S., Honors 14
      ETHS 103The American Ethnic Cultural Experience 13
      ETHS 107Racism In America 13
      ETHS 109U.S.-Mexico And Other Borderlands3
      ETHS 110Contemporary Ethnic Communities3
      ETHS 117Cultural Diversity In Film3
      ETHS 120Race, Ethnicity and Social Movements in the United States3
      ETHS 121Women Of Color In The U.S. 13
      ETHS 122Arab-American/Middle Eastern Women In The U.S.3
      FS 111Contemporary World Cinema3
      FS 116Gender and Sexuality in Film3
      GEOG 102Human Geography3
      GEOG 104World Regional Geography3
      GLST 101Introduction to Global Studies3
      GLST 102Global Problems3
      HIST 107World Civilization, Beginnings To 15503
      HIST 108World Civilization, 1550 To Present3
      HIST 110History Of American Women3
      HIST 110HHistory Of American Women (Honors)4
      HIST 111The American West As Frontier And Region 13
      HIST 114The Immigrant Experience In The U.S. 13
      HIST 114HThe Immigrant Experience In The U.S., Honors 14
      HIST 127History Of Russia3
      HIST 133History Of Latin America: Bc To 1800'S 3
      HIST 134History Of Latin America: 1800'S To Modern Period3
      HIST 135History Of Mexico3
      HIST 137History Of Religions Of The Middle East3
      HIST 138History Of The Modern Middle East3
      MUS 112History And Appreciation Of Contemporary Jazz And 20th Century American Music 13
      MUS 115History And Appreciation Of Rock And Popular Music3
      MUS 118World Music3
      MUS 119Middle Eastern Music, Dance and Culture3
      NATA 101American Indian: Past And Present 13
      NATA 102The Native American In 20th Century Society 13
      NATA 103Native American Cultural Heritage3
      NATA 104California Indians 13
      NATA 105California Tribes: The Chumash 13
      NATA 112Native American Visual And Musical Art 13
      NATA 113The Indian In Literature: Fact And Fiction 13
      PHIL 102Comparative World Religions3
      PHIL 102HComparative World Religions, Honors3
      POLS 121International Politics3
      POLS 121HInternational Politics, Honors4
      POLS 134HPolitical Violence, Honors4
      POLS 136Middle East Government And Politics3
      SOC 103Marriage, Family and Intimacy3
      SOC 107Racism in America 13
      SOC 110Culture and Society Through Cartoons3
      SOC 113Sociology Of Sex and Gender3
      SOC 127Introduction to Women's Studies3
      SPAN 132Introduction to Literary Analysis3
      SPAN 133Survey of Spanish Literature3
      SPAN 134Survey of Latin American Literature3
      SPAN 135Latin American Culture4
      SPAN 136Contemporary Cultures Of Central America3
      SPAN 138Contemporary Culture Of South America4
      SPAN 139Contemporary Cultures Of Spain3
      SPAN 146Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I5
      SPAN 147Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers II5
      TA 160Chicano Theatre3

Santa Barbara City College Information Competency Requirement (Area F)

  1. Complete at least 1.0 semester unit (or 1.0 quarter unit): Required of ALL new to college and new transfer students entering SBCC in Fall 2007 and after. Also required of all students who were enrolled at SBCC before Fall 2007, stopped attending for one semester or more, and returned to SBCC in Fall 2007 or after to complete degree requirements. Exception: Information Competency is required effective Summer 2006 for Liberal Studies majors.
    ENG 120 College Research Skills or LIBR 101 Information Literacy with a Pass (P) satisfies this requirement.

Santa Barbara City College Associate in Arts and Associate in Science for Transfer Degrees

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “Associate Degree for transfer”, a variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. For the latest information about transfer degrees, visit www.sb1440.org or www.adegreewithaguarantee.com.

At the time of Catalog publication, a student may earn the following AA-T/AS-T degrees at SBCC: Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T), Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T), Art History for Transfer (AA-T), Biology for Transfer (AS-T), Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T), Communication Studies for Transfer (AA-T), Early Childhood Education for Transfer (AS-T), Economics for Transfer (AA-T), Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer (AA-T), English for Transfer (AA-T), Geography for Transfer (AA-T), Geology for Transfer (AS-T), History for Transfer (AA-T), Journalism for Transfer (AA-T), Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T), Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T), Philosophy for Transfer (AA-T), Physics for Transfer (AS-T), Political Science for Transfer (AA-T), Psychology for Transfer (AA-T), Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) Spanish for Transfer (AA-T), Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T), and Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA-T). Additional majors are under development. For more information, refer to appropriate Catalog section and see a counselor.

Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an AA-T or AS-T major as detailed in the appropriate departmental section of this Catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better or Pass (Title 5 § 55063).
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) pattern (see “Transfer Curricula” in the Catalog Index for more information about CSU GE Breadth and IGETC requirements). Important Note: The Physics and Geology AS-T require completion of IGETC. The CSU GE Breadth is not allowed for these degrees. The Biology AS-T requires completion of IGETC-CSU for STEM.
  5. Candidates for an Associate Degree for Transfer are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC. Candidates for an Associate Degree for Transfer are also required to complete 15 units through SBCC.

Santa Barbara City College Certificate of Achievement

A state-approved program of study, designed to prepare students for job entry or career advancement, allows for Certificate programs comprised primarily of courses within a specific discipline. For most Certificate programs, students must complete all department requirements with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. Some Certificate programs require a “C” or better in every course. Candidates for a Certificate of Achievement are expected to complete at least 20% of the department requirements in residence at SBCC.  Some certificates may require a higher percentage of requirements completed in residence at SBCC, Certificates of Achievement differ from Associate Degrees in that they do not require completion of SBCC Graduation Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Santa Barbara City College Skills Competency Award

The Skills Competency Award (SCA) Program identifies courses which, when taken together, will best prepare students to enter the work force in their chosen field. Candidates for a Skills Competency Award are expected to complete at least 20% of the department requirements in residence at SBCC. Some SCAs may require a higher percentage of requirements completed in residence at SBCC. Skills Competency Awards are not state-approved. These awards provide future employers with verification that the student has mastered core competencies. Students must complete each required course with a “C” or better or Pass (P). Short-term programs leading to a Skills Competency Award are available in these areas:

  • Access SQL Professional
  • Acting Level 1 and 2
  • Acute Care CNA
  • Advanced Photo Design
  • Baking and Pastry
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Administration, Level I and II
  • Business Communications
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Cisco Networking Associate
  • Cloud Computing Specialist
  • Commercial Diving
  • Computer Proficiency Online
  • Digital Audio Production
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Digital Non-Linear Editing
  • Digital Visual Foundation
  • Directing for Film and Video
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
  • Entrepreneurship: Web Design, Level I and II
  • Esthetician, Level 1 and 2
  • Graphic Design Entrepreneur I and II
  • Healthy Aging
  • Help Desk and Desktop Support, Level 1 and 2
  • Home Health Aide
  • Hospitality Operations Specialist
  • Human Resource Hospitality Specialist
  • Independent Film Producing
  • Information Design
  • Information Technology Management
  • Interior Design Part 1 and 2
  • International Marketing Communication
  • International Marketing: Fashion and Beauty
  • Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Introductory Costume Crafts and Design
  • Landscape Operations
  • Mac OS X Administration
  • Media Design and Development
  • Microsoft Office Development
  • Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration
  • Microsoft Windows System Administration and Security
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Mobile Device Administration
  • Mobile Media Core
  • Motion Graphics and Broadcast Design
  • Office Assistant
  • Personal Chef Training
  • Photo Design and II
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Software Engineering
  • Sustainable Horticulture
  • Technical Production
  • Technical Writing
  • Virtualization System Administration
  • Web Marketing and Media Design
  • Web Programming
  • Web Server Administration

Santa Barbara City College Department Award

Department Awards are designed to provide students with needed skills in a particular area in a short period of time. Department Awards are not state-approved. They are offered to provide recognition of achievement in the following areas:

  • Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper, Levels I, II and III
  • Bio-Medical Sciences
  • Game Design
  • Marine Science
  • Music
  • Natural History
  • Theatre Arts

Santa Barbara City College Transfer Recognition Award

The Transfer Recognition Award is granted to any student who has completed a minimum of 24 units at Santa Barbara City College prior to transfer and has been presented a letter of acceptance from an accredited four-year college or university. An application must be submitted by the student to the Transfer Center.

Catalog Rights

Catalog rights permit the students who are continuously enrolled at the institution to select the catalog year the student will follow for the General Education and degree/certificate requirements provided the catalog selected is one of the following:

  • The catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment;
  • The catalog in effect at the time of graduation; or
  • Any catalog year between initial enrollment and graduation.

For purposes of determining catalog rights, the catalog year starts in the Fall (Fall/Spring/Summer).

Multiple Degrees/Multiple Majors

A student may earn AA, AA-T, AS, and AS-T Degrees for which all local and state requirements have been met. All majors in which degree requirements have been met will be noted on both the student’s transcript and the diploma.