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Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Physics) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Physics. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units; 2. the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; 3. a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district; 4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; 5. earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Major Core Requirements (30 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
PHYS004AEngineering Physics - Mechanics5 units
PHYS004BEngineering Physics - Electricity and Magnetism5 units
PHYS004CEngineering Physics - Light, Heat, and Waves5 units
Select one:

Calculus and Analytical Geometry
Honors Calculus and Analytical Geometry

5 units
5 units
Select one:

Calculus and Analytical Geometry
Honors Calculus and Analytical Geometry

5 units
5 units
MATH004AIntermediate Calculus5 units

Total Major Units: 30 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Set up an experiment, collect and analyze data, identify sources of error, and interpret results.
  • Use basic software, such as word processing, spreadsheet, and graphing programs.
  • Identify the essential aspects of a problem and formulate a strategy for solving the problem.
  • Estimate the solution to a problem, apply appopriate techniques to arrive at a solution, test the correctness of their solution, interpret their result and connect it to related areas of physics.
  • Communicate orally and in writing core physical principles, the results of experiments, and their analysis of physical problems.
Last Updated 7/19/23