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  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Physics, A.A.


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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 (40-41)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)


Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one from fine arts.

Area C: Mathematics (5 credits)


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


Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)


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

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (12)


Physics core courses:

III. Electives (5-6)


Select additional courses from the list of courses approval for transfer or contact the universities you are considering.

Required A.S. 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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