The Physical Science Program provides students with the firm foundation in mathematics, science, and liberal arts necessary to transfer to and succeed in a baccalaureate degree program in astronomy, geology, meteorology, physics, and physical science. With appropriate further education, graduates may eventually find jobs in astronomical research and/or planetarium operations (astronomy), within the petroleum industry, mining industry, as an environmental consultant or lawyer, or within a government agency (geology), at the National Weather Service, as a weather researcher, or broadcasting (meteorology), or within research and development, inspection, testing, and quality control, or other production-related jobs (physics).
Since the requirements of senior institutions and their degree programs vary widely, it is recommended that students choose an intended transfer institution as soon as possible and carefully align their course sequence with the program described in that institution’s catalog. The complete program is available at the Harrisburg Campus. Some of the required courses are available at the Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York campuses.