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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Physical Science

AS Degree in Physical Science

Physical Science Program
Michael Panunto, Chair (530) 895-2229
Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information:

About the Program
The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements.

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog.

AS Degree in Physical Science 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Investigate and describe specific evidence used to construct individual scientific principles.
  • Use scientific principles to explain well-established fundamental biological or physical phenomena and analyze their underlying components.
  • Utilize scientific methodologies when solving a problem.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the interplay between the various physical sciences, how they align, and how they differ.
  • Demonstrate how the physical sciences differ from the biological and social sciences.
Required courses for the major: 42 - 45 Units

Geoscience: Physical Science Education Option at CSU, Chico
CHEM 1 General Chemistry I Has prerequisite(s)5
CHEM 2 General Chemistry II Has prerequisite(s)5
MATH 13 Survey of Calculus Has prerequisite(s)4
MATH 18 Introduction to Statistics Has prerequisite(s)3
PHYS 21 College Physics I Has prerequisite(s)4
CHEM 21 Organic Chemistry I Has prerequisite(s)5

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