Jan 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog Addendum 
2020-2021 Catalog Addendum

Physics, AS

The curriculum in Physics includes courses in physics and mathematics. The curriculum is designed to cultivate the student’s analytical capacity and qualitative/quantitative reasoning in regard to the origin, composition, and mechanics of the universe; the movement of objects in relation with gravitational, magnetic, and electric forces; the interaction between matter and energy; the behavior of light; and the physical characteristics of substances. While a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering professional careers related to physical science, the completion of the associate degree program will demonstrate a commitment to the field and will provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. By completing the necessary courses, students will be able to continue their baccalaureate studies in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and many other fields within the physical sciences discipline. Examples of careers in the physical sciences include the following entry-level positions: Research Assistant, Laboratory Technician, Planetarium Exhibit Planner/Guide, Satellite Data Analyst, Scientific Photographer, Telescope Operator, and Test Engineer.

Total Units Required: 27

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transfering at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .