2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Physics Associate in Science for Transfer


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The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree provides a foundation in physics and mathematics for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in physics or physics education. This background should provide students with the tools to successfully complete a bachelor’s degree.

Students who complete the Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

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

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. 
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

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

Course ID Title Units
PHYS 4A  * General Physics 5
PHYS 4B  * General Physics 5
PHYS 4C  * General Physics 5
MATH 3A  * Analytical Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 3B  * Analytical Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 3C  * Analytical Geometry and Calculus 5

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MAJOR:


30

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

 

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