General Science

Rock Creek Bldg. 7 202 | 971-722-7500 | Dept Chair: Laura Fellman

Sylvania ST 312 | 971-722-4174 | Dept. Chair: Dr. Melinda Hutson

Southeast SCOM 214 | 971-722-7627 | Dept. Chair: Eriks Puris

General science classes are designed to be interesting and enjoyable to students with all ranges of scientific interest. General Science is a great place to start for pre-service teachers looking to strengthen their scientific background. It is also a great place for students looking to understand their planet better. Courses look at topics currently impacting our planet such as limited natural resources, natural hazards and global change: Limited natural resources such as soil, water, minerals, fossil fuels; Natural hazards such as tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and droughts; Past and current changes to Earth’s system are global warming, plate motions, ocean currents and sea level and meteoroid impacts.

Most classes are designed for non-science majors and do not have any course specific prerequisite. The classes are designed to engage the student in scientific inquiry and stress interactive learning. The class credits can be used to meet general education requirements for transfer degrees.

Transferable Credits

General Science courses are lower division collegiate courses that transfer to a four-year college or university. General Science courses may transfer as:

  • elective courses
  • program requirement credits
  • and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution

Students are encouraged to check with the receiving institution, a PCC academic advisor, and the University Transfer website for the most accurate transfer requirement information.

What's Next?

General Science program flag
  1. Complete the steps for new students
    • The admissions form will ask you what you plan to study. Since we don't offer a degree or certificate in this subject, you should choose Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer (AAOT) for now.
  2. Plan how you'll pay for college
  3. Plan your transfer