Physical Science (PSCI)

PSCI 1100 Conceptual Physical Science (TM) 4 Credits

Prerequisite: one year high school algebra or MATH 0850.

This is an integrated, interdisciplinary science course intended for students interested in the natural sciences. It emphasizes the understanding of the fundamental physical concepts and theories of our physical world with emphasis on energy formation and utilization.

(5 contact hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab)

PSCI 1300 Earth Science (TM) 3 Credits

This is an integrated, interdisciplinary science course intended for students interested in the natural sciences. It emphasizes the understanding of the fundamental physical concepts and theories of our physical world with emphasis on energy formation and utilization.

(4 contact hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab)

PSCI 1400 Introduction to Meteorology (TM) 3 Credits

This is an integrated science course intended for students interested in the natural sciences. It familiarizes students with current facts, theories, and technological methods regarding the study of the weather and climate. Weather prediction and real-time weather data analyses are important parts of this course.

(4 contact hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab)

PSCI 1500 Introduction to Ocean Studies 3 Credits

This introductory course examines the world's oceans from an earth system perspective. Students will be involved in a laboratory of real-world ocean information such as ocean profiler data and land-satellite images. This course covers the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the ocean as well as interactions between the hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. This lab course is offered in association with the American Meteorological Society and provides a strong transferability component.

(4 contact hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab)