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Physical Science

Physical science is the study of non-living systems and phenomena, in a variety of fields such as geology, inorganic chemistry, and physics. An associate's degree in physical science is excellent preparation for taking on a four-year degree focused more heavily in one of the specific fields.

At Independence Community College the Physical Science program offers an introduction to life science while providing students with a firm grasp of mathematics, chemistry, biology, and astronomy.

The two-year Associate of Science Degree is designed as a transfer program for completion at a four-year college or university. Students gain theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills beneficial for an entry-level career in the physical sciences and leave the program well prepared for continued study. ICC’s small class sizes offer students more instructor contact, individualized attention, and result in higher rates of success.

Each student wishing to receive a degree in a science program should consult with a science advisor prior to enrolling in any courses.

If you would like more information about the Physical Science Program at Independence Community College, contact:

Professor Mona Saleh
(620) 332-5456
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Physical Science
Degree: Associate of Science

Suggested Four-Semester Plan

Course Title Credit Hours

First Semester:

English Composition I 3
College Chemistry I 5
College Algebra 3
General Biology 5
Term Total 16

Second Semester:

English Composition II 3
College Chemistry II 5
Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication 3
Arts/Humanities Elective* 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective* 3
Term Total 17

Third Semester:

Computer Concepts & Applications 3
General College Physics I 5
Analytic Geometry & Calculus I  5
Social/Behavioral Science Elective or
Arts/Humanities Elective*
Term Total 16

Fourth Semester:

Descriptive Astronomy 5
Arts/Humanities Elective* 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective* 3
General College Physics II 5
Term Total 16



*See Courses that meet General Education Graduation Requirements for a list of courses meeting the math/science, arts/humanities, and social/behavioral science requirements.