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Physics

Associate in Science

Physics is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.

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Degree Pathway starting with MATH-145

If you do not place into MATH-170 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I), please consult this course pathway which begins with MATH-145 (Pre-Calculus) and consult with a faculty member or academic adviser.

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 74/ 76
  • Contact Hours: 84 / 86

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
MATH-145Pre-Calculus 55
BIOL-111
  and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology
  and
Fundamentals of Biology Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
3
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
Choose one of the following
COMG-153Computers A Practical Approach 33
SOCY-191Introductory Sociology 33
HIST-152World History: 1500 C.E. to the Present 44
Total 15 / 1617 / 18
Winter
MATH-170Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 55
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
ART-110Art Appreciation 33
SOCY-191
  or
HIST-152
Introduction to Sociology
  or
World History: 1500 C.E. To the Present
3
  or
4
3
  or
4
Total 14 / 1514 / 15
Spring / Summer
MATH-180*Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 55
CHEM-131*
  and
CHEM-131L*
  and
CHEM-131R*
General Chemistry I
  and
General Chemistry I Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
CHEM-132**
  and
CHEM-132L**
  and
CHEM-132R**
General Chemistry II
  and
General Chemistry II Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
Total 1519
Year Two
Fall
MATH-250Multivariable Calculus 55
PHYS-287
  and
PHYS-287L
General Physics I
  and
General Physics I Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
Choose one of the following
ARBC-111Beginning Standard Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Total 1416
Winter
MATH-280Differential Equations 44
PHYS-288
  and
PHYS-288L
General Physics II
  and
General Physics II Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
ECON-221Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 44
Total 1315
Spring / Summer
MATH-270Linear Algebra 33
Total 33
Notes
* Spring
** Summer

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 69 / 71
  • Contact Hours: 79 / 81

Recommended Math Pathway: STEM

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
MATH-170Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 55
BIOL-111
  and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology
  and
Fundamentals of Biology Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
3
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
Choose one of the following:
COMG-153Computers A Practical Approach 33
SOCY-191Introductory Sociology 33
HIST-152World History: 1500 C.E. to the Present 44
Total 15 / 1617 / 18
Winter
MATH-180Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 55
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
ART-110Art Appreciation 33
SOCY-191
  or
HIST-152
Introductory Sociology
  or
World History: 1500 C.E. To the Present
3
  or
4
3
  or
4
Total 14 / 1514 / 15
Spring / Summer
CHEM-131*
  and
CHEM-131L*
  and
CHEM-131R*
General Chemistry I
  and
General Chemistry I Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
CHEM-132**
  and
CHEM-132L**
  and
CHEM-132R**
General Chemistry II
  and
General Chemistry II Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
Total 1014
Year Two
Fall
MATH-250Multivariable Calculus 55
PHYS-287
  and
PHYS-287L
General Physics I
  and
General Physics I Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
Choose one of the following:
ARBC-111Beginning Standard Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Total 1416
Winter
MATH-280Differential Equations 44
PHYS-288
  and
PHYS-288L
General Physics II
  and
General Physics II Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
ECON-221Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 44
Total 1315
Spring / Summer
MATH-270Linear Algebra 33
Total 33
Notes
* Spring
** Summer
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