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    Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, A.S.

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Suggested Curriculum

The physicist is concerned with theoretical scientific principles. Employment opportunities for engineers and physicists include theoretical research activities plus many other options. In the typical four-year curriculum, the first two years concentrate on the basic sciences including mathematics, chemistry, and physics. The last two years emphasize advanced mathematics and science courses. PSC offers courses applicable to the first two years of the curriculum and will grant an Associate in Science degree to successful students.

I. General Education Core (34-35)

Area A: Communication (9 credits)

Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (6 credits)

Select two courses from the list for Area B  with one course selected from the humanities area and one course from the fine arts area.

Area C: Mathematics (5 credits)

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (8-9 credits)

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Select two courses in two different disciplines from the list for Area E 

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (17)

Select one MATH course and one ASTRO, BIOL, CHEM, ENGR, GEOG (not GEOG 101), GEOLO, METEO, PHYSC, or PHYSI course from the list for Courses Approved for Transfer  to qualify for an A.S. degree. Each course must be 3 credits or more. The courses below are recommended to meet this requirement as they are typically taken by freshmen and sophomores at universities for this specific major.

Physics core courses:

III. Electives (10-11)

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits

Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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