Physical Science

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Associate in Science
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01670)

Lower-division requirements are not the same for all universities. The curriculum is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university, such as SDSU, to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in order to become a high school science teacher. The State of California does not offer separate credentials in either chemistry or physics.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students should be able to demonstrate broad science content knowledge in the physical sciences such as the nature and structure of matter, Earth’s place in the Universe, and the conservation of energy and matter.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate the application of quantitative skills (such as statistics, mathematics and the interpretation of numerical graphical data) to physical science problems.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the nature of science, the methods applied in scientific investigations, and the value of those methods in developing a rigorous understanding of the physical world. Students should be able to identify the difference between science and other fields of knowledge.
Program Requirements
ASTR 100PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY3
CHEM 200GENERAL CHEMISTRY I5
CHEM 210GENERAL CHEMISTRY II5
GEOL 100PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY3
MATH 130INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING3
MATH 250ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I5
MATH 251ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II4
MATH 252ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III4
PHYS 270PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I3
PHYS 271PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I1
PHYS 272PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II3
PHYS 273PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY II1
PHYS 274PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS III3
PHYS 275PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY III1
Total Units44
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.