Do you like to figure out how things work? Do you want to know what’s inside the earth? Have you wondered how to predict weather? Students who are detail-oriented, enjoy critical thinking, communicate effectively and have a natural inclination to the science discipline are often drawn to a career in physical science. Within the physical sciences, you can select between two options of study: Geology or General Physical Science.
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Our experienced instructors will help you build the foundation you need to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a specialized physical science area. Our program is structured to allow you to select from two options: Geology or General Physical Sciences. The Geology option is for you if you're intending to go onto pursue bachelor's degrees in Geology or Environmental Science fields. The General Physical Science option is for you if you're intending to pursue a bachelor degrees in Physics, Astronomy, Meteorology, or Physical Science.
Our Physical Science Program will prepare you to:
Yes! Conveniently YOURS, our program is designed so you can transfer your credits to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each four-year college has its own unique program. Therefore, we encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.
We offer the General Physical Track can be completed at our Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York campuses. The Geology Track can be taken at the Harrisburg Campus by taking courses through Virtual Learning.
We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall, and you can apply anytime online. When you complete the application, please include the specific program code 3076. This code ensures you apply for the correct program.