The Bakersfield College Physical Science Department encompasses a large number of fields. Courses within these fields are taken by those who are preparing for a career in science or engineering, those who are fulfilling a General Education science requirement, and those simply wishing to learn about one or more of these fields.
The mission of our department is to provide the rigorous science foundation necessary for students to achieve the skills, knowledge, intellectual curiosity and scientific literacy essential for a wide range of professional or technical careers.
The department fulfills the primary missions of community colleges by providing support to academic (science and engineering) education and workforce development/vocational programs (nursing and teacher preparation). Hands on laboratory skills are a critical component for the development of critical thinking skills in many of our courses. The department primarily offers transfer level courses designed to satisfy the needs of science majors, allied health students, college general education requirements, and liberal studies teacher credential programs.