Program Credit Hour Total: 68-76 Credits
The Physical Science program may take longer than two years for students whose initial math course is not Calculus I due to the prerequisites of the math courses. Students should enroll in the highest-level math course for which they qualify. Starting in a course above MATH 1400 will reduce the credit hours needed to complete this degree, and not require a summer semester. Students should work closely with their Advising Team.
The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. Some careers in or related to Physical Science will require a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Typical job titles for graduates with a degree in Physical Sciences include work in quality control, technical sales & marketing, or research & development in a wide-variety of fields (such as engineering, pharmaceuticals, and new-product development). Many chemists work in lab-related settings, but employment is also available in education, consulting, publishing and other fields.
Additional information on careers in Physical Science is available through Career Coach.
The Physical Science program is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor of Science program. LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.