GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

A minimum of 18 units from courses chosen from at least 2 of the following 3 categories are required.

All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

 
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR MAJOR UNITS
  CATEGORY 1
PHYS 105 or high school physics with a "C" or better and MATH 103; MATH 104 (may be taken concurrently) PHYS 101 Engineering Physics I 5
PHYS 101 and MATH 104 PHYS 102 Engineering Physics II 4
PHYS 101 and MATH 104 PHYS 103 Engineering Physics III 5
MATH 102 or 110 PHYS 105 General Physics I 4
PHYS 105 PHYS 106 General Physics II 4
 

CATEGORY 2

All three of the following must be satisfied:
1. Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151
2. One of the following:
  1. MATH 101, 120, or 220B or
  2. 1 years of algebra in high school with a grade of "C" or better
3. One of the following:
  1. CHEM 110 or
  2. 1 year of high school chemistry (with lab) with a grade of "C" or better and a satisfactory composite of test scores for the Mathematics and Chemistry Placement Exams.
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 101 CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 5
CHEM 102 CHEM 105 Organic Chemistry I 5
CHEM 105 CHEM 106 Organic Chemistry II 5
 

CATEGORY 3

ASTRO 110 or 120 ASTRO 102 Observational Astronomy 1
ASTRO 110 or 120 ASTRO 103 Topics in Modern Astronomy 3
  ASTRO 110 Astronomy of the Solar System 3
  ASTRO 120 Astronomy of Stars and Galaxies 3
  GEOL 101 Physical Geology 3
  GEOL 102 Environmental Geology 3
  GEOL 103 Geology of California 3
GEOL 101, 102, 103, 105,  OCEAN 115, PALEO 101 or equivalent GEOL 104 Field Geology 2-6
GEOL 101, 102, 103,  OCEAN 115, PALEO 101 or equivalent GEOL 105 Historical Earth Science 4
GEOL 101 (may be taken concurrently) GEOL 111 Physical Geology Laboratory 1
GEOL 102 (may be taken concurrently) GEOL 112 Environmental Geology Laboratory 1
  GEOL 120 Earthquakes 3
  OCEAN 115 Oceanography 3
OCEAN 115 (may be taken concurrently) OCEAN 116 Oceanography Laboratory 1
 

PALEO 101

General Paleontology 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
 

August 2014 GCC Catalog 2014-2015
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.

Physical Science (2009-2010 catalog)