Physics

Associate in Science
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01680)

Physicists are engaged in applying the fundamental principles of science to problems ranging from understanding life processes to exploring the universe. Specializations include mechanics, heat, optics, acoustics, electrodynamics, astrophysics, atomic physics, biophysics, and geophysics.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Develop mathematical skills, acquire physics knowledge, and practice applying these skills and knowledge in physical situations.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 200 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 5
MATH 250 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I 5
 Units10
Second Semester
MATH 251 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 4
PHYS 270 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I 3
PHYS 271 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I 1
 Units8
Third Semester
MATH 252 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
PHYS 272 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II 3
PHYS 273 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY II 1
 Units8
Fourth Semester
PHYS 274 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS III 3
PHYS 275 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY III 1
 Units4
 Total Units30
*

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.