Physics A.S. (PHYS)
This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.
The Physics program is intended for students who plan to transfer in the following areas: Astronomy, Biophysics, Engineering, Geology, Medicine, Meteorology, Physics, or related areas.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
• understand concepts, law, and principles of natural science and apply them to the solution of problems.
• demonstrate critical thinking/problem solving abilities.
• demonstrate good experimental techniques including making observations and measurements, constructing a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test it, and analyzing and interpreting experimental results.
• demonstrate effective communication skills including the writing of laboratory reports based on experiments.
• demonstrate effective teamwork and work ethics through group laboratory projects.
• demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical skills to the level of at least calculus.
Students should consult the catalog of the four-year college or university to which he or she plans to transfer to ensure that degree requirements are being properly met. Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.