Physical science includes several disciplines aimed at explaining the functioning of our planet and the broader physical universe.The study of physical sciences involves examination of various sub-topics including astronomy, chemistry, physics, etc. and prepares students to pursue science and engineering degrees at four-year institutions.
At Feather River College, students can take courses in many of these disciplines in order to expand their understanding of these subjects for personal interest, to fulfill breadth requirements for FRC graduation or transfer, or in order to prepare them to move forward in many different science majors at transfer institutions. Due to our campus’s small size, we do not offer Associate’s Degrees in these various sub-disciplines. Instead, we offer one Associate of Science Degree in Physical Science, which allows students choose a suite of mathematics, astronomy, computer science, chemistry, physics, and geology, etc. courses that will prepare them to move on and take upper division science or engineering courses at a transfer University.