Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer (AS-T)
Students completing the Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer to the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Physics. The degree also meets many of the admission requirements for UC physics programs. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation in the field of Physics through the study of mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. Students will acquire skills and abilities in identifying, formulating and solving physics problems; designing, conducting and analyzing experiments; and critical thinking.
- Develop the ability to identify, formulate, and solve physics problems.
- Develop the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret experimental data.
- Develop the ability to use critical thinking in problem solving.
Transfer & Career Opportunities
This Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer (AS-T) degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Physics for all CSU campuses. Taking additional courses in mathematics and chemistry is encouraged to be fully prepared for upper division courses. Students planning to transfer to the CSU or UC systems are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include physics laboratory technician, computer scientist, scientific sales, and high school science teacher.
|Select one of the following General Education patterns:|
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
|REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES||25|
|MATH 065||Calculus 1 *||4|
|MATH 066||Calculus 2||4|
|MATH 067||Calculus 3||4|
|PHYS 055||Physics 1: Mechanics & Waves *||4|
|PHYS 056||Physics 2: E&M and Heat||4|
|PHYS 057||Physics 3: Modern Physics||5|
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.
The Science Division recommends the additional units be met by completing one of the following lower division major preparation courses:
|CHEM 001||General Chemistry 1||5|
|CSCI 001||Programming Concepts/Method 1||4|
|MATH 080||Linear Algebra||4|
|MATH 081||Differential Equations||5|
Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 6 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).
7 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.