Physical Science Concentration, Associate in Arts Degree

General Education Requirements for Physical Science

Choose from the General Education Requirements according to your goals and interests and the requirements of your intended transfer institution. The recommended General Education courses for this concentration include the following:

Natural Sciences: Physical

  • CHM:165/166 General Chemistry I, 4 - 5 credits


  • MAT:128 Precalculus, 4 credits OR
  • MAT:210 Calculus I, 4 credits

Computer Skills:

  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits


Concentration Electives for Physical Science

Physical Science requirements vary depending on the transfer institution. It is important to plan your course selection carefully with both your community college advisor and your intended transfer institution. Choose elective courses as needed to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate Degree.

Recommended Electives

  • CHM:175/176 General Chemistry II, 4-5 credits
  • MAT:216 Calculus II, 4 credits
  • PHS:152 Astronomy, 4 credits
  • PHS:166 Meteorology Weather and Climate, 4 credits
  • PHS:172 Physical Geology, 4 credits
  • PHY:162 College Physics I, 4 credits
  • PHY:172 College Physics II, 4 credits


Locations: Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, Scott Community College