Program Description

The Earth/Physical Science department offers courses in astronomy, geology and physical science. These courses are intended for students who wish to pursue a degree in teaching as well as those students who wish to major in geology.


Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Earth/Physical Science:

  • Geology (AS-T)

See Degree Requirements & Course Descriptions

Earth/Physical Science Faculty

Name Position Email
Robert Davies Professor of Astronomy,  Geology & Physical Science
Zaya Pourtarvirdi Professor of Physics & Astronomy