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Physics, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.PHY.AS (U230A34)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

The Physics curriculum consists of the first two years of courses needed for a bachelor’s degree in Physics. The curriculum includes 12 hours of physics, 10 hours of chemistry, 18 hours of Mathematics, and 25 hours of general education courses. Students begin the two-year Associate in Science Physics program when they are ready to take RHT 101◊ and MAT 131◊.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Physics) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • develop a plan to collect data for a physical laboratory;
  • analyze the laboratory experiment they conducted;
  • apply the principles of the scientific method in design of a laboratory;
  • solve through analysis, setup, and planning a descriptive problem in physics;
  • evaluate equations of physics to determine their application; and
  • use appropriate tools and technology for purposes of conducting experimentation in physics.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5 credits

MAT 133Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #

5 credits

PHY 106General Physics (Mechanics) #

4 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5 credits

PHY 107General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics) #

4 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 150Principles of Biology I #

4 credits

MAT 341Differential Equations #

3 credits

PHY 108General Physics (Waves, Optics, Relativity & Quantum Mechanics) #

4 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer school.)

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                     Subtotal: 37-41

Physics courses or other electives
toward the AS degree                                    Subtotal: 19-23

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

See PHY course descriptions.

Note: Grade of "C" or higher is an IAI requirement.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu