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Physics - Associate in Science Degree in Physics For Transfer


Physics is an attempt to understand natural phenomena, and is fundamental to related fields such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology and engineering. The goal of the physics program is to develop students' understanding and analysis of the physical world through mathematical techniques involving qualitative and quantitative reasoning. It is strongly recommended that all physics majors take a course in linear algebra and differential equations such as MATH C285 in addition to the degree requirements, but this cannot be included as a requirement due to unit limitations.


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe major concepts and theoretical principles as applied to physics.
  • Apply appropriate physical laws and mathematical techniques to analyze various physical situations.
  • Perform various scientific experiments and to analyze data to check agreement with theoretical predictions.

Requirements for the Degree

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students will complete all of the following:

Course ID Name Units
PHYS C185 Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics 4.0
PHYS C280 Calculus Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism 4.0
PHYS C285 Calculus Based Physics: Modern 4.0
MATH C180 Calculus 1 5.0
MATH C185 Calculus 2 5.0
MATH C280 Calculus 3 5.0
Total Required for the Major 27.0

CSU General Education or IGETC pattern: 37-39 units

Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units

Course Group Units
Total for Degree 60.0

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