Science Courses

Science Courses

Central Piedmont offers high-quality, rigorous, and dynamic biology and microbiology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, geography, geology, physics, and astronomy courses taught by outstanding faculty. Courses in these disciplines may be taken for general education, core, or elective credit and meet the needs and interests of students working towards a degree, diploma, or certificate, those who plan to transfer to four-year institutions, visiting students who wish to transfer credit back to their home institution, and others who are just interested in science.

What You Will Learn

Science courses provide foundational knowledge for many programs.

Learn More about Central Piedmont General Education Requirements

Why Choose Central Piedmont

With student success at the center, our goal is to engage students with challenging and innovative experiences that will lead them to their ultimate career and educational goals. We offer all students a real-world, hands-on, well-rounded education in order to provide the foundational skills and knowledge you need to succeed in any career.

Save money by taking science courses at Central Piedmont. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

What We Offer

  • Available Courses, Locations, and Delivery Methods

    For detailed information on biology and microbiology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, geography, geology, physics, and astronomy courses at Central Piedmont, visit the college catalog. To meet the needs of our diverse student population, we offer some science courses online. However, please note that course offerings, delivery methods, and location availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm current course offering locations and delivery methods using Schedule Builder. Because of the constraints of the lab space, students will not be permitted to enroll in a full section of a science course. If a request is received during registration or drop/add period, the student should be encouraged to continue to check Schedule Builder daily for openings.

    Students seeking to earn an associate degree related to science should explore the Central Piedmont Associate in Science, which offers pathways in Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Mathematics, and Physical Science.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer science course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Corporate and Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's Corporate and Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career & College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Explore Careers

    Taking science courses at Central Piedmont can give you the knowledge and foundation you need to succeed in a variety of careers. Visit Career Coach for detailed career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.