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

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.

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.