Develop the academic background needed for undergraduate and graduate degrees in the physical and life sciences with our associate degree in Physical Sciences. In our 61-credit program you can focus your studies on physics or chemistry while still taking classes in math, computer science and biology.
- Prepare for and conduct scientific experiments;
- Use and understand basic instrumentation;
- Analyze and interpret scientific data;
- Demonstrate an extensive problem-solving capability.
Our Physical Sciences curriculum prepares you to transfer to a four-year institution and major in such fields as chemistry or physics. It also provides a solid foundation for future studies in health sciences, medicine and chemical engineering.
General Education Requirements
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|Elective1||Technological Fluency Elective||3|
|Elective||Ethical Perspectives Elective||3|
|Elective||Aesthetic Sensibility Elective||3|
|Elective||Oral Communication Elective||3|
|Elective||Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective||3|
|CHE 151 or PHY 151||Principles of Chemisry I or Principles of Physics I||4|
|CHE 152 or PHY 152||Principles of Chemistry II or Principles of Physics II||4|
|CHE 261 or Science Elective4||Organic Chemistry I or AST, BIO, CHE, GLG, MAT, or PHY Course||4|
|CHE 262 or Science Elective4||Organic Chemistry II or Science Elective||4|
|MAT 1902||Calculus and Analytical Geometry I||4|
|MAT 2013||Calculus and Analytical Geometry II||4|
Total Program Credits: 60-61
1 A programming course is recommended; check with your advisor or transfer institution.
2 MAT 190 is a co-requisite for PHY 151
3 MAT 201 is a co-requisite for PHY 152.
4 Chemistry majors should take CHE 151, CHE 152, CHE 261, CHE 262, PHY 151 and PHY 152. Physics majors should take PHY 151, PHY 152, CHE 151 and CHE 152.
5 For Chemistry and Physics majors, MAT 202 Calculus III is recommended, but students should confer with their advisor to determine the math requirement at the transfer institution.
6 MAT 220 Linear Algebra or MAT 223 Differential Equations are recommended; students should work with their advisor to determine the math requirements at the transfer institution. Other suggested electives include BIO and GLG.