The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Physics) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Physics. Students who complete the Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Physics) will be able to communicate orally and in writing core physical principles, the results of experiments, and their analysis of physical problems; set up an experiment, collect and analyze data, identify sources of errors, and interpret results; use basic software, such as word processing, spreadsheet, and graphing programs; identify the essential aspects of a problem and formulate a strategy for solving the problem; and estimate the solution to a problem, apply appropriate techniques to arrive at a solution, test the correctness of their solution, interpret their result and connect it to related areas of physics.
Students must complete the following requirements:
Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.
Course Name | Course Title | Units |
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PHYS 4A | Engineering Physics – Mechanics | 5 units |
PHYS 4B | Engineering Physics - Electricity and Magnetism | 5 units |
PHYS 4C | Engineering Physics-Light, Heat and Waves | 5 units |
MATH 3A | Calculus and Analytic Geometry | 5 units |
MATH 3B | Calculus and Analytic Geometry | 5 units |
MATH 4A | Intermediate Calculus | 5 units |
Total Major Units | 30 units | |
GE Units (CSU GE or IGETC) | 37-39 units | |
Total Degree Units | 60 units |
After completing an A.S. degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Geophysics, a student will be able to:
Course Name | Course Title | Units |
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ENGR 21 | Intro to Computing for Scientists and Engineers | |
MATH 3A | Calculus and Analytic Geometry | |
MATH 3B | Calculus and Analytic Geometry | |
MATH 4A | Intermediate Calculus | |
MATH 4B | Differential Equations | |
PHYS 4A | Engineering Physics-Mechanics | |
PHYS 4B | Engineering Physics - Electricity and Magnetism | |
PHYS 4C | Engineering Physics-Light, Heat and Waves | |
Total Major Units | 36 units |
To be awarded an A.S. degree, a student must complete:
The student should choose those general education requirements which may apply both toward graduation requirements of the college and toward the bachelor’s degree requirements at the four year institution to which he/she plans to transfer.
Geophysics majors should take GEOL 1A (Physical Geology) and GEOL 1B (Historical Geology).