Program: Physical Sciences


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.


Associate in Arts (AA), Physical Sciences 
Associate in Science (AS), Physical Sciences 

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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.