Physical Science

Physical Science Associate in Science Degree 2020-2021

(Major #C.6300. AS)

To provide a background in physical science or to prepare students for transfer into chemistry, geology, physics, and engineering four-year programs. These four-year programs require more courses than the minimum program given here. The major also provides valuable background for physical science technicians and engineering aides.

Major requirements (24 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units
CHEM 1A or
CHEM 3A
General Chemistry or
Introduction to General Chemistry
5 or
4
CHEM 1B or
CHEM 8
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis or
Elementary Organic Chemistry
5 or
3
MATH 5A Math Analysis I (1) 5
MATH 5B Math Analysis II (2) 4
Select one sequence from the following:
Course Course Description Units
PHYS 2A and
PHYS 2B
General Physics I (1) and
General Physics II (2)
8
PHYS 4A, PHYS 4B,
and PHYS 4C
Physics for Scientists and Engineers 12

Additional Information

  1. Recognize and utilize correctly the terminology of math, statistics, and/or science.
  2. Analyze and interpret data using quantitative and qualitative methods.

Faculty Advisor(s): Abbott


2020-2021 Physical Science Associate in Science Degree