Program Overview

The Physical Science Degree is designed to give the student breadth in the physical sciences while providing considerable strength in one of the specialized physical science fields. The lower-division program is virtually the same as that taken in the first two years of college by a chemistry, physics, or geology major. A major in physical science can serve as preparation for further study in technical fields and serves as an excellent background for professional training in law, business, medicine, or education.


AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 30 units Units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II 5 units
MATH 251 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5 units
MATH 252 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 8 units from the following: Units
PHYS 210 General Physics I 4 units
PHYS 220 General Physics II 4 units
PHYS 250 Physics with Calculus I 4 units
PHYS 260 Physics with Calculus II 4 units
PHYS 270 Physics with Calculus III 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 38

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.