2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Associate in Science


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The curriculum in the Physics Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors in engineering, biological sciences, or physics, earning the associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of classical (or Newtonian) and fluid dynamics.
  • Demonstrate understanding of classical electricity and magnetism.
  • Demonstrate understanding of quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, optics and the special theory of relativity.

Required Courses


First Year


Total Units for the Major: 41


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate in Science Degree


Completion of all the courses listed and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: CHEM 1A , CHEM 1B .

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