The A.S. degree in Physical Science provides students with a breadth of understanding of the physical sciences, in addition to a depth of knowledge in the specialized fields of astronomy, chemistry, geology, and physics. The program is designed to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate institutions as majors in Physical Science or related science disciplines. Career opportunities include astronomer, chemist, geographer, geologist, geophysicist, meteorologist, oceanographer, and physicist. Physical scientists are employed by government agencies, and the chemical, computer, construction, drug, food, industrial electronics, manufacturing and petroleum industries. Additional career opportunities exist in energy management, mineral exploration and land use planning.
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and
Major requirements: 18 semester units
A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.
Select one or more classes from each group.
|ASTR 100||Introduction to Astronomy||3 units|
|ASTR 101||Astronomy Laboratory||1 unit|
|CHEM 210||General Chemistry I||5 units|
|CHEM 410||Health Science Chemistry I||4 units|
|GEOL 100||Survey of Geology||3 units|
|GEOL 101||Geology Laboratory||1 unit|
|PHYS 100||Conceptual Physics||3 units|
|PHYS 210||General Physics I||4 units|
|PHYS 250||Physics with Calculus I||4 units|
You may complete the required 18 units with courses selected from Groups 1-4. However, if you have not completed the required 18 units from these groups you may complete the unit requirement by selecting courses from the following list.
|CHEM 231||Organic Chemistry I||5 units|
|CIS 255||Programming Methods: Java I||4 units|
|CIS 278||Programming Methods: C++||4 units|
|MATH 251||Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry I||5 units|
|MATH 252||Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry II||5 units|
|MATH 253||Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry III||5 units|
|MATH 275||Ordinary Differential Equations||3 units|
|PSYC 220||General Physics II||4 units|
|PHYS 260||Physics with Calculus II||4 units|
|PHYS 270||Physics with Calculus III||4 units|