Program: Physical Sciences


Physical Sciences

The Physical Sciences program offers lower division courses that provide an understanding of physical science concepts and thus permit students to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in various physical science majors.


Physics, Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)
UCTP in Physics​, Associate in Science UC Transfer Degree
Physical Sciences, Associate in Science (AS)

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Welcome to the Physical Science Department at Long Beach City College. We offer courses in astronomy, chemistry, environmental science, geology, physical geography, and physics. In our department, students are introduced to lower-division physical science courses in preparation for transfer to a university. In addition, students also have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Physical Science.

Upon earning this degree, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method, the nature of matter, and Earth’s place in the universe. Career opportunities include Chemist, Physicist, Astronomer, geologist and more.

To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.