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Physics Degree Options

Science Degree with an emphasis in Physics (AS)

Core Courses:

Mathematics 180/180H (4 Units)
Chemistry 219 (4 Units)
 

Additional Courses for Physics Emphasis:

Physics 250A (5 Units)
Physics 250B (5 Units)
Mathematics 185 (5 Units)
Electives (5 Units)
 

Mathematics 280 may replace Chemistry 219 for the science degree with the physics emphasis. Students seeking this degree are greatly encouraged to take Physics 250A, 250B, 250C, and Mathematics 280.

Program Outcomes for Science Degree:

  • Employ the scientific method of proposing hypotheses based on observations, test the hypotheses, critically analyze experimental data and formulate conclusions based on that analysis.
  • Clearly communicate scientific reasoning and quantitative problem solving skills using approporiate vocabulary, methodologies, and technologies.


Associate in Science for Transfer in Physics degree (AS-T)

Required Courses:

Physics 250A (5 Units)
Physics 250B (5 Units)
Physics 250 (5 Units)
Mathematics 180 (4 Units)
Mathematics 185 (4 Units)
Mathematics 280 (4 Units)

It is highly recommended for students to meet with an SCC counselor to discuss other possible courses that are part of major preparation at a local CSU campus. Students are encouraged to take some additional courses, that may be articulated major preparation, prior to transfer such as Mathematics 287, Mathematics 290, Chemistry 219, and Computer Science 120. While these additional courses are not required for this degree, completion of these courses will better prepare students for upper-division Physics courses at a CSU.

Program Outcomes for AS-T in Physics:

  • Apply appropriate physical laws and mathematical techniques to analyze various physical situations.
  • Perform various scientific experiments and analyze data to check agreement with theoretical predictions.
 


It is highly recommended for students to meet with an SCC counselor to discuss
other possible courses that are part of major preparation at a local CSU
campus. Students are encouraged to take some additional courses, that may be
articulated major preparation, prior to transfer such as     Mathematics
287, Mathematics 290, Chemistry 219, and Computer Science 120. While these
additional courses are not required for this degree, completion of these courses will
better prepare students for upper-division Physics courses at a CSU