Physical Sciences

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Have you ever wondered about the stars? Do you like rocks? Are you always looking for answers about the world around us? Come explore the natural phenomena of the Earth through the Barton Community College Physical Science courses!

Physical Science is the study of non-living objects in the world around us. We explain the results of our observation of matter and energy. Barton can help get you started on an exciting career pathway. Look at all the possible employment opportunities that involve Physical Science

Career fields include:

  • Astronomy
  • Education
  • Research
  • Mathematics
  • Geology
  • Chemistry
  • Statistician
  • Environmental

Upon completion of Barton Community College’s Physical Science program, our students will be able to:

  • Record, analyze and interpret data using appropriate scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  • Solve problems by applying principles of science and mathematics


Curriculum Guides

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Associate in Science
2018-2020 Physical Sciences

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Associate in Science
2020-2022 Physical Sciences

Check out the Course Search for a full listing of courses available.

Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's Physical Sciences curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Physical Sciences courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences. Electives must meet the requirements of the transfer institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.

Discover Career Paths

Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!