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.
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
*

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.