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Physics, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.PHY.AS (U230A34)

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:

At the 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.

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

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5 credits

MAT 133Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #

5 credits

PHY 106General Physics (Mechanics) #

4 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

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.)

General education requirements:

AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:37-41

Physics courses or other electives for AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:19-23

See PHY course descriptions.

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

General education/Social and Behavioral Science: One course from Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities and Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirements have an (*) in the general education lists. ANT 101◊ and ANT 103◊ meet this requirement.

This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on specialty and/or chosen transfer school. Meet with a curriculum counselor for specific transfer recommendations.

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