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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Physics (AS.PHYS)

Upon completion of this course sequence, physics students will receive an associate in science degree.

This program follows Math Pathway #4. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CHM-150
General Chemistry I

CHM-150
General Chemistry I

General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws and thermochemistry.


Course Outline

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4.0
MAT-241
Analytical Geom-Calc I

MAT-241
Analytical Geom-Calc I

Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions of one variable, such as polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, will be covered. Applications include rates of change, optimization, curve sketching and area. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


Course Outline

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5.0
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

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ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

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3.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CHM-151
General Chemistry II

CHM-151
General Chemistry II

Continuation of the General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include solids/liquids, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.


Course Outline

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4.0
MAT-242
Analytical Geom-Calc II

MAT-242
Analytical Geom-Calc II

A continuation of Calculus I with emphasis on different methods of integration and applications, L` Hôpitals Rule, Sequences, series, Power series, Taylor series and Maclaurin series. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


Course Outline

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4.0
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

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3.0
PHY-140
University Physics I

PHY-140
University Physics I

This is a study of Newtonian Mechanics. The course is for physics majors and minors, engineering students and the mathematically oriented student. This is the first of a three-course sequence.


Course Outline

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4.0
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

18.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
PHY-141
University Physics II

PHY-141
University Physics II

This course is a study of heat, electricity, and magnetism for students in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics.


Course Outline

* +
4.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
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Life Science (IAI L)

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Life Science (IAI L)

No Description Available
4.0
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Physics/Math Elective

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Physics/Math Elective

No Description Available
3.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
PHY-142
University Physics III

PHY-142
University Physics III

This course is a study of wave motion, sound, light, and modern physics for students in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics.


Course Outline

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4.0
MAT-243
Analytical Geom-Calc III

MAT-243
Analytical Geom-Calc III

A continuation of analytic geometry and Calculus II. The focus is on solid analytic geometry, vectors, partial derivatives, line, volume and surface integrals in various coordinate systems, and vector fields. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


Course Outline

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4.0
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Physics/Math Elective

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Physics/Math Elective

No Description Available
3.0
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
Suggested Electives
MAT-245
Differential Equations

MAT-245
Differential Equations

Designed for pre-engineering students and others who need a working knowledge of ordinary differential equations.


Course Outline

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3.0
MAT-255
Linear Algebra

MAT-255
Linear Algebra

A first course in linear algebra covering linear systems, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, inner product spaces, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors, including proofs of theorems and propositions in each topic.


Course Outline

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3.0
PHY-239
Mechanics I

PHY-239
Mechanics I

This course is a study of the mechanics of static,rigid bodies for engineering students.


Course Outline

* +
3.0
PHY-240
Mechanics II

PHY-240
Mechanics II

This course is a study of the motion of rigid bodies and systems of particles for engineering students.


Course Outline

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3.0