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Transfer Preparation for Physics (Associate in Arts Degree or Associate in Science Degree)

Minimum of 60 credit hours.

This program is designed for students planning to complete the first two years of study leading to a baccalaureate degree and major in physics at a four-year college or university in Illinois. A typical associate in arts or associate in science is a minimum of 60 credit hours however a transfer preparation may require different coursework depending on the receiving school. Students should consult an advisor to determine the range of electives most appropriate for the transfer institution they plan to attend.

General Education Core Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communication 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
ENGL 102 Composition II 3
MATH 161 Calculus I 4
PHYS 171 Mechanics 4
  Humanities Elective 3-4
  Life Sciences Elective 9
  Social and Behavioral Science Elective 9

Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
PHYS 172 Electricity & Magnetism 4
PHYS 173 Fluids & Thermal Physics 2
PHYS 174 Quantum Physics 2

Recommended or Other Electives:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 162 General Chemistry II 5
MATH 162 Calculus II 4
MATH 163 Calculus III 4
MATH 272 Differential Equations 4

Information contained on this Web site is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment. Students who intend to graduate must meet with an Academic Advisor to complete an "Application to Graduate" form a full semester prior to graduation. This will help ensure that a student meets all graduation requirements. Remember to always check with the school you are interested in attending for specific requirements.