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General Physical Sciences includes a number of scientific courses which often encompass a number of related disciplines. They are intended to serve as introductory level general education courses while also providing a basis for future, more advanced study in each of their respective fields.
Careers related to the physical sciences often include advanced degrees. Examples may include, Astronomer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Oceanographer and many more.
- University of California, Riverside: Physical Sciences major
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No associate degree offered with a major in Physical Sciences. Physical Science courses may be used to fulfill requirements for an Associate in Science degree with a major in Math/Science or Liberal Arts. See specific listings for requirements in these majors. PSCI 138 Cooperative Education Physical Science (Cooperative Education) may be used for elective credit, but may not be used to fulfill major requirements.
Physical Sciences Courses
A general education course dealing with basic concepts of the physical sciences including astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. (UC credit limitation).
Lecture Hours: 54.00
Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU
This course is designed for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or possible career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives.
Transfer: Transfers to CSU only