## Program Overview

The A.S. degree in Physical Science provides students with a breadth of understanding of the physical sciences, in addition to a depth of knowledge in the specialized fields of astronomy, chemistry, geology, and physics. The program is designed to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate institutions as majors in Physical Science or related science disciplines.

## Program Requirements

Major Requirements

You may complete the required 18 units with courses selected from Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4. However, if you have not completed the required 18 units from these groups, you may complete the unit requirement by selecting courses from the following list. | Units | |
---|---|---|

CHEM 231 | Organic Chemistry I | 5 units |

CIS 255 | (CS1) Programming Methods: Java | 4 units |

CIS 278 | (CS1) Programming Methods: C++ | 4 units |

MATH 251 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry I | 5 units |

MATH 252 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry II | 5 units |

MATH 253 | Calculus with Analytic Geometry III | 5 units |

MATH 275 | Ordinary Differential Equations | 3 units |

PHYS 220 | General Physics II | 4 units |

PHYS 260 | Physics with Calculus II | 4 units |

PHYS 270 | Physics with Calculus III | 4 units |

**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.*