Contact Physical Sciences Department

  • Department Chair
    Don Barrie
    (619) 388-2942
    Office: Math/Science (MS) building, Rm. 115-J
Physical Sciences Department


Welcome to the Physical Sciences Department at San Diego Mesa College. The department offers courses in five disciplines, including astronomy, engineering, geology, physical science, and physics. For more details, click the links below.

department filler

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences

The Physical Sciences department offers courses in five disciplines: physics, astronomy, geology, engineering, and physical science. The physical sciences, which are part of a domain called "natural science," focus primarily on the non-living aspects of the physical world. Chemistry, a major component of the physical sciences, has its own separate department at Mesa College. The life sciences at Mesa College are organized into a separate biology department as well.

The purpose of this page and the other linked pages is to furnish information about the Physical Sciences Department's programs, courses and staff. Our department offers courses that transfer to 4-year colleges and universities, including general-education courses for non-science majors, and courses that fulfill the lower-division requirements for careers in science and engineering.

more to explore

physical sciences dept. lecture series
presentations & demonstrations