Program: Physical Sciences

Overview

Physical Sciences

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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The goals of the Associate Degree are academic transfer to a university and preparation for audition into a university music program. There are a number of curricular components that are needed to achieve these goals: theory, musicianship, piano, and the applied performance program. The ultimate career goals for the AA in Music would be to receive a bachelor’s degree in music performance, education, composition, or musicology (theory or history). This would prepare one for a teaching or performance career and/or admission to a graduate program.

Students are provided an introduction to the lower division course preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in various physical science majors. This Associate Degree will prepare students for an entry-level position as a laboratory technician. Appropriate course selection will also facilitate transfer in a related major.
 

Degrees & Certificates

Physical Sciences (AA/AS)

Associate in Arts (AA), Physical Sciences 

This Associate Degree will prepare students for an entry-level position as a technician. Appropriate course selection will also facilitate transfer in a related major. 

Associate in Science (AS), Physical Sciences 

This Associate Degree will prepare students for an entry-level position as a laboratory or environmental technician. Appropriate course selection will also facilitate transfer in a related science major. The A.S. degree requires fewer General Education units, allowing for more physical science units to be counted toward the degree. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Differentiate between unsupported opinions and verifiable scientific facts supported by observations, experiments, and scientific theory. 
  • Demonstrate a foundational scientific understanding of a specific field of science.