Physics

Curriculum SCI.PHY.AS (U230A34)

The Physics curriculum consists of the first two years of courses needed for a bachelor’s degree in Physics. The curriculum includes 12 hours of physics, 10 hours of chemistry, 16 hours of Mathematics, and 27 hours of general education courses. Students begin the two-year Associate in Science Physics program when they are ready to take RHT 101◊ and MAT 131◊.

Semester One

Credit Hours

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CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

 

 

General education

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Two

#

CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

#

MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

#

PHY 106

General Physics (Mechanics)

4

 

 

General education

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Three

#

MAT 135

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

3

#

PHY 107

General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism and Thermodynamics)

4

 

 

General education

9

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

#

MAT 341

Differential Equations

3

#

PHY 108

General Physics (Waves, Optics, Relativity & Quantum Mechanics)

4

 

 

General education

8

 

 

 

15

Suggested electives:

 

AST 101

Astronomy of the Solar System

4

 

AST 102

Astronomy of the Stars and Beyond

4

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CIS 195

Programming for Engineers

3

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer school.)

General education requirements: AS degree

40-41

Physics courses or other electives for AS degree

23-24

See PHY course descriptions.

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