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:
- Food and Fermentation Science
- General Science
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:
- 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.