Science Department

We offer Associate of Science degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics and courses in environmental science and oceanography.

These are designed not only for freshman and sophomore students wishing to fulfill core requirements for transfer to Colorado's public four-year colleges and universities but are popular "reverse transfer" destinations as well. That means many students who are already enrolled in four-year schools come to Red Rocks for these classes. Why? Smaller classes, dedicated faculty - i.e., the same instructor for lecture and laboratory work, resulting in more individualized instruction with greater continuity - and guaranteed transfer.


RRCC Science Expo Poster Session

Students! Here is your chance to present your research results or class projects. Abstract submissions are now open! Science Expo Registration and Abstract Submissions -- Sign up by November 28!

Two presentation opportunities:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 10am-12pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 1pm– 3pm

Requirements: A scientific poster to be posted during the Expo, and the student should be present to explain their work.

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Spring Break 2017 - Explore Astronomy and Archeology in New Mexico

ANT 108: Archeology of World Rock Art – 3 credits
AST 208: Field Studies Astronomy – 4 credits
Trip duration: March 26– April 1

View or download the Nwe Mexico Trip flyer for more details! PDF Format


Experience Biology and Geology in HAWAII - Spring 2017

BIO 228: Field Biology – 4 credits
GEY 228: Field Geology – 4 credits

Attend an Info Meeting for more details:

  • Thursday, Nov. 10th at 4:30 pm in Room 2670 (Lakewood Campus)

View or download the Hawaii Trip flyer for more details!PDF Format