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Physical Sciences is a multidisciplinary program promoting an appreciation for various disciplines such as physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth sciences by exposing students to various methodologies.

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Program Emphasis

The Physical Sciences Program prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions. Students may acquire skills for employment in science education and science journalism.

Career Options

Most careers in physical sciences require education beyond the associate degree and some require a graduate degree. Careers utilizing physical sciences are lab technician, teacher at elementary or secondary level and science journalist.

Award Type Units

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes