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. Recommended high school preparation: elementary algebra, plane geometry, intermediate algebra, trigonometry, chemistry, physics.