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Why choose General Science at PCC?

General science classes are engaging and enjoyable. Most classes are designed for non-science majors.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university

What will you learn?

The classes stress interactive learning. Topics address issues currently impacting our planet such as:

  • Limited natural resources such as soil, water, minerals, fossil fuels
  • Natural hazards such as tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and drought
  • Global change such as global warming, plate motions, ocean currents, and sea level and meteoroid impacts

Want to deepen your knowledge? Consider the?Earth Science Focus Award.

What will you do?

The class credits can be used to meet general education requirements for transfer degrees.

General Science is a great place to start for pre-service teachers looking to strengthen your scientific background. It is also a great place for students looking to understand their planet better.

Next steps

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