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, 18 hours of Mathematics, and 25 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◊.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

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/Humanities

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Two

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CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

#

MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

#

PHY 106

General Physics (Mechanics)

4

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Three

#

MAT 235

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

5

#

PHY 107

General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism and Thermodynamics)

4

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

General education/Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science1

3

 

 

 

18

Semester Four

#

BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

#

MAT 341

Differential Equations

3

#

PHY 108

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

4

 

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science1

3

 

 

 

14

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

General education requirements: AS degree

37-41

Physics courses or other electives for AS degree

19-23

See PHY course descriptions.

Note: Grade of "C" or better is an IAI requirement.

1One course from Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities and Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirements have an (*) in the general education lists. ANT 101◊ and ANT 103◊ meet this requirement.

This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on specialty and/or chosen transfer school. Meet with a curriculum counselor for specific transfer recommendations.

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