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    Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Physics for Transfer, AS-T

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The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree (AS-T Physics) will provide students preparation for a seamless transfer to a California State University (CSU) to complete a bachelor’s degree in Physics. The curriculum in Physics includes courses in Mathematics and Physics. The curriculum is designed to attract and cultivate the student’s imagination, analytical capacity, and deductive reasoning regarding the physical nature of the universe. Topics of study include classical mechanics, electricity, magnetism, electricity, magnetism, electrodynamics, the interaction between matter and energy, the quantum mechanical and atomic nature of the universe, and the physical properties of matter. Specially, courses are designed to build mathematical tools and foundational physical knowledge that provides the basis necessary to advance in the student’s education and career.

Pursuant to SB1440, section 66756, to earn an Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer (AS-T in Physics) degree students must:

  • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units.
  • Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Complete and obtain certification of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) pattern.
  • Complete 27 major units listed below. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or Better (Title 5 § 55063). 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop proficiency in the use of physical theory and concepts needed to advance in the many disciplines associated with coursework in Physics.
  • Develop proficiency in the use of physical concepts, laboratory, and mathematical skills necessary for a degree in Physics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to verify models developed through systematic scientific measurement.
  • Establish cause-and-effect relationships between physical interactions through progressive scientific modeling using a variety of mathematical techniques.

Total Units Required: 27

To earn the associate for transfer degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree for transfer graduation requirements.

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