The physical sciences explore the concepts and processes of the nonliving physical world, as opposed to the life sciences. Students of the major study any combination of its subjects: astronomy, chemistry, geology and geophysics, physics, math, statistics, and meteorology.

Potential Careers in Physical Science

  • Chemist
  • Geoscientist
  • Physicist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Environmentalist
  • Astronomer
  • Meteorologist
  • Sound Engineer

Physical Science Transfer Degree Options

Earning your Associate of Science Degree at Moraine Valley can make it more likely that you will transfer to a four-year school with junior status. Learn more about how you can complete the first two years of your college education at Moraine Valley before transferring to a four-year school to earn a bachelor's degree.



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