Degrees

  • The Administration of Justice major leads to the Associate of Science degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

  • Administration of Justice is the scientific study of law enforcement, judiciary, corrections, and probation. It follows a detailed and programmatic approach in crime and injustice in society.

  • Horticulture major leads to the Associate of Science degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

  • The Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS) major addresses a wide range of issues in the field of substance use and abuse through its degree and certificate course work.

  • The Allied Health major is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program or a community college allied health occupation program, such as Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Registered Nurse, or Respiratory Therapy.

  • Courses in the Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer major focus on an understanding of the history of visual art from Prehistory through Modern Western art including the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and indigenous North America.

  • A degree in Automotive Technology prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform diagnosis and repair in the automotive shop environment.

  • Biological Science major leads to the Associate in Science degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

  • Biology is the scientific exploration of life. It allows students to study organisms from the molecular level to the communities in which they live.

  • Business Management prepares students for positions of responsibility or advancement in organizations including retail, manufacturing, and service businesses, and non-profit and governmental agencies.

  • Accounting prepares students for positions of responsibility or advancement in the field of business. This major offers education for students desiring to enter the field of accounting, finance, and taxation.

  • Communication Studies is a broad-based discipline that covers the exchange of messages from interpersonal to mass communication and their impact on the individual and society.

  • Graduates of the two-year degree program in Computer Science will have the skills in computer programming required for transfer to a four-year college.

  • The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer prepares students to transfer and study child development and early childhood education.

  • Earth Science is a broad field offering countless personal and professional opportunities to work on practical and important problems in society.

  • Economics is the study of how the individual or society allocates scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants.

  • The English major prepares students with the reading, writing, and thinking skills required for university level study of literature, composition, and related disciplines.

  • Ethnic Studies major leads to the Associate of Arts degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

  • The Fire Science Associate of Science program prepares students for a career in fire prevention and protection. Graduates will be eligible for employment in entry-level positions including, but not limited to, firefighter, fire officer, fire investigator, and Emergency Medical Technician.

  • Geography is an important topic that bridges the gap between the natural sciences and humans in society.

  • Geology is a field offering countless personal and professional opportunities to work on practical problems that are important for life as we know it.

  • The Health Sciences degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in a health profession such as medical technology, nutrition, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary science, etc.

  • The study of history fosters an understanding of ourselves and our world through the study of the past, both remote and recent, local and geographically distant.

  • The Human Services major leads to the Associate of Science degree, providing students with an understanding of the knowledge and skills related to Social Work, Counseling and related occupations, and prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to continue their education toward an advanced degree and potential licensure in Social Work or related fields.

  • Information Technology (IT) graduates can work in a great variety of fields and pursuits, including programming, systems analysis and administration, game design, project leadership, web design, technical support and many others.

  • Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life.

  • The Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis on Education is designed for students who intend to earn an Associate degree which surveys a breadth of academic offerings in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and allows for a deeper investigation of a particular field of study through an area of emphasis.

  • The Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Kinesiology and Health degree is designed for students who intend to earn an Associate degree which surveys a breadth of academic offerings in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and allows for a deeper investigation of a particular field of study through an area of emphasis.

  • The Registered Nursing LVN-to-RN Program is an 18-month course of study consisting of both classroom and clinical training.

  • Mathematics is the language of science and is used to describe the real world as well as abstract concepts. It is the basis for all modern technological advances.

  • Through study in Music and through completion of the college's Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree (AA-T), this degree program prepares the student to transfer to a California State University Music Program.

  • The Mendocino College Music Department offers a comprehensive course of study that will lead to an Associate of Arts Degree in Recording Arts and Technology.

  • Natural Resources major leads to the Associate of Science degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

  • The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the requirements to practice as a physical therapist assistant in a variety of health care settings.

  • The Political Science major will provide students with a framework for understanding political theories, institutions, and processes.

  • The Psychology major leads to an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology. Psychology is defined as the scientific study of human behavior (including thoughts and emotions).

  • Psychology is defined as the scientific study of human behavior (including thoughts and emotions). The many and varied courses and areas of study in the Psychology Program provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of one’s own behavior; the behavior of family, friends, and co-workers; and the interactions among diverse people and groups.

  • The AS Degree prepares the student for a career in real estate sales/analysis, land development, real estate marketing, finance, mortgage lending, appraisal, escrow, and property management. The course requirements satisfy the educational requirements for both real estate broker’s license and salesperson’s continuing education requirements as prescribed by the California Department of Real Estate.

  • The Registered Nursing Program is a two-year course of study consisting of both classroom and clinical training.

  • Social Justice Studies (Ethnic Studies) is an interdisciplinary program with a focus on equity and social change. The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer (Ethnic Studies) (AA-T) degree at Mendocino College prepares students for seamless transfer into Ethnic Studies, Social Justice Studies, and related majors in the CSU system.

  • Sociology is a social science that involves the systematic study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies as well as the study of our behavior as social beings, covering everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes.

  • The Spanish for Native Speakers major leads to the Associate of Arts degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

  • The Spanish for Non-Native Speakers major leads to the Associate of Arts degree and prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

  • Studying a language other than one's native tongue improves the ability to communicate, to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity, to expand general knowledge and to promote more appreciation for other cultures.

  • Courses in the Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer major focus on an understanding of the elements and principles of Art and the development of skills necessary for effective visual communication.

  • Through study in Theatre Arts and through completion of the college’s Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer, students develop the ability to participate in the creation and performance of live theatre.

  • The Theatre Arts major leads to an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Theatre or Dance. Through sequential study in theatre arts and through completion of the college's AA degree program, students develop the ability to create and perform works of theatre and dance.

  • The Theatre Arts major leads to an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Theatre or Dance. Through sequential study in theatre arts and through completion of the college's AA degree program, students develop the ability to create and perform works of theatre and dance.