Physics, Associate of Science
The Associate of Science degree with physics emphasis is designed to give students interested in pursuing STEM programs in physics a more complete transfer path than the existing AAOT bulk transfer degree.
Students must complete a minimum of 92 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better. Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the AS degree is awarded.
Courses that are developmental in nature (designed to prepare students for college transfer courses) are not applicable to this degree.
Students must complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply foundational conceptual knowledge and models of physical principles to analyze and/or predict phenomena.
- Understand and apply proper mathematical interpretation of physical principles and computation methods to analyze and/or predict phenomena.
- Interpret and communicate scientific information via written, spoken, and/or visual representations.
- Describe the relevance of specific scientific principles to the human experience.
- Form and test a hypothesis in the laboratory or field using discipline-specific tools and techniques for data collection and/or analysis.
Math and writing placement are unique to each student and are determined during the admissions and intake advising process. Additional math or writing courses may be required prior to taking the math or writing program requirements in this degree.
|CHEM221||General Chemistry I||5|
|MTH251||Calculus I Differential Calculus||4|
|HD102||College Nuts and Bolts||1|
|CHEM222||General Chemistry II||5|
|MTH252||Calculus II Integral Calculus||4|
|SP111||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|CHEM223||General Chemistry III||5|
|MTH253||Calculus III Infinite Sequences And Series 6||4|
|Difference, Power, and Discrimination 2||3|
|PH211||General Physics with Calculus I||5|
|MTH254||Vector Calculus I||4|
|Social Processes and Institutions 3||3|
|Literature and Arts 5||3|
|PH212||General Physics with Calculus II||5|
|MTH255||Vector Calculus II||4|
or Introduction to Computer Science I
|Cultural Diversity 4||3|
|PH213||General Physics with Calculus III||5|
|PE231||Wellness for Life||3|
|Western Culture 1||3|
All Honors courses may substitute for their equivalent requirements.
At least two courses must be chosen from the Arts and Letters section from the AS course list to meet the above requirements.