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  • Physical Sciences

    The Physical Sciences Department offers career/technical and transfer courses in Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, General Sciences and Physics. Most courses include a laboratory component designed to provide hands-on experience with science and scientific methods.

    The Physical Sciences Department also teaches some non-laboratory courses that fulfill the Science and Society requirement for the Associate of Applied Science degree.

    Five Physical Science degrees are offered:

    • Chemistry
    • Food and Fermentation Science
    • General Science
    • Geology
    • Physics

    These degree programs provide a strong background in mathematics and physical sciences for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution.

    The General Science degree is appropriate for students interested in:

    • Geology
    • Oceanography
    • Atmospheric Science
    • Pre-professional programs in the Health Sciences, such as Pre-pharmacy or Pre-education

    Students entering the Chemistry or Physics program with a strong high school mathematics and science background can expect to complete the program in two years. Students who must take pre-calculus mathematics should expect to spend more than two years completing the program.