Physical Science - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Concentration
Application Code 50
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room SET-430—443-518-1600.
This curriculum is designed to provide the academic foundation needed by students who are planning to major in the physical sciences; physical scientists are employed in government, industry, and academia. Fields of specialization within the physical sciences include astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology, physics, lab technicians (B.S.), technical writing, and secondary and college teaching. This area of concentration provides a strong mathematics background and emphasis on the ability to apply theory to solve problems. Emphasis is also on laboratory techniques, how to operate laboratory equipment, and collecting and interpreting data to identify unknown substances. Students are advised to consult with an academic advisor and to research the entrance requirements for the colleges/universities to which they intend to apply.
Suggested Semester 1
Suggested Semester 2
Suggested Semester 3
Suggested Semester 4
*Electives - Select from the following:
Courses are grouped into three areas, but students are free to select from any of the three areas.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physics and Astronomy
Total Credit Hours: 60
A graduate should be able to
- Communicate scientific principles and ideas effectively.
- Use appropriate scientific principles and qualitative and mathematical techniques, as appropriate, to solve problems pertaining to the physical sciences.
- Analyze and interpret data.
- Identify, apply, and evaluate ethical reasoning.