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Southwestern College Programs

190000 -- Physical Sciences
Instructional programs in the basic nature of matter, energy, systems, and associated phenomena.


Physical Sciences, General
Physical Science

Matter, energy, chemical and other systems, and associated phenomena.
Units needed for degree: 45 units

Physics, General

Physical properties and interactions of matter and energy, including equilibrium, power, wave phenomena, mechanics, heat, electricity, magnetism, sound, light, special relativity, and the particle nature of matter.
Units needed for degree: 30 units

Chemistry, General

Subatomic particles, elements, compounds, and other forms of matter: their detection, occurrence, composition, structure, properties, determination, interactions, transformations, changes of state, energy relationship; and the governing laws.
Units needed for degree: 41 units


Matter and energy in the universe, i.e., the solar system, stars, galaxies and nebula, their history and dynamics, and related theories and cases.
Units needed for degree: 28 units


The structure, composition, origin, history, distribution and modification of materials upon and within the earth and other celestial bodies.
Units needed for degree: 47 units