2019-2020 Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Associate of 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 of Science degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors in engineering, biological sciences, or physics, earning the associate degree may also support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. The Physics Associate of Science degree allows the student to add course work toward alternative goals as mentioned above. For example, starting with a Physics AS degree, the student could customize their coursework to transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of an engineering degree.

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.

Total Units for the Major: 25

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

Associate of Science Degree

Completion of all the courses listed above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate of 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 1B, MATH 3C, MATH 24, and MATH 26.

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