Physical Sciences, GeneralPrint
Topics of Study
In this program, you will focus on the scientific study of inanimate objects, processes of matter and energy, and associated phenomena. You will learn about basic physical laws and the logic of nature as you take classes in a combination of physical science courses, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, earth science, oceanography, and meteorology.
- A certificate or associate degree serves as an introduction to the physical sciences, and prepares you for further study.
- A bachelor's degree is usually required to work in entry-level occupations in research, and for the government.
- Graduates who have a degree in the physical sciences will find work in a wide variety of fields, from research to the law; and from business to government.
- Chemical Technician
- College/University Faculty
- Environmental Health Inspector
- Hazardous Materials Technician
- Meteorological Technician
- Nondestructive Tester
- Pollution Control Technician
- Science Technician
- Teacher (Secondary)