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Associate in Science for UC Transfer

The Associate in Science in Physics for UC Transfer Pathway (AS-UCTP in Physics) is a 64-68 unit program that provides students with the lower division coursework required for transfer to a UC institution for the major in Physics. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 64-68 semester or 96-102 quarter UC-transferable units; 2. the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district; 3. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5; 4. earn a grade of B or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Major Core Requirements (48 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
CHEM001AGeneral Chemistry5 units
CHEM001BGeneral Chemistry5 units
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
MATH004BDifferential Equations4 units
MATH004CLinear Algebra4 units

Total Major Units: 48 units

To be awarded an Associate Degree for UC Transfer, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Complete the 16-20 units of required IGETC General Education courses listed in the catalog for this program. The remaining IGETC General Education courses can be completed at the transfer University of California campus.
  3. Total degree units: 64-68

Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all UC-transferable work. Students are required to complete the degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in UC transferable coursework to obtain a guarantee of admission to the University of California system.

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

  • Communicate orally and in writing core physical principles, the results of experiments, and their analysis of physical problems.
  • 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 appropriate techniques to arrive at a solution, test the correctness of their solution, interpret their result and connect it to related areas of physics.
Last Updated 7/19/23