Physics

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Science
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01685)

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.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
Required Core
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
MATH 250ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I5
MATH 251ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II4
MATH 252ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III4
Total Units25