Associate in Science Degree

Physics

The following curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for physics majors at senior institutions. Potential majors at senior institutions for students who earn an Associate in Science degree and follow the recommendations below include: physics, engineering physics, and physics education. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

Program administrator: Dr. Frederick Cooper, email fcooper@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8758

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

  • * CHEM 1514 - General Chemistry I

    In addition, CHOOSE ONE IAI Life Science course from the following two options:

  • * BIOL 1514 - General Biology I
  • * BIOL 1584 - Environmental Biology

Physics courses (5 courses)
Credit hours: 19-20

IAI Major (3 courses)

  • * PHYS 2614 - Physics I
  • * PHYS 2624 - Physics II
  • * PHYS 2634 - Physics III

Additional physics (2 courses)

  • * MATH 2534 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

    In addition, CHOOSE ONE course from the following two options:1

  • * CHEM 1524 - General Chemistry II
  • * MATH 2613 - Differential Equations

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

A minimum grade of C is required in *ENGL 1613 and *ENGL 1623.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

Mathematics General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 9

  • * MATH 2515 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • * MATH 2524 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

Humanities General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

CHOOSE THREE IAI humanities courses, with at least one course from general humanities and at least one course from the fine arts or interdisciplinary category.

Social and Behavioral Science General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

CHOOSE THREE IAI social and behavioral science courses from at least two different prefixes.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 64

*Course has prerequisite.

1Most physics bachelor's degrees require both CHEM 1524 and MATH 2613. Students should seek advisement from the transfer institution he/she plans to attend.

Physics A.A. — Suggested course sequence

Fall
* CHEM 1514 4 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 2515 5 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 2524 4 cr. hrs.
* PHYS 2614 4 cr. hrs.
* SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
* MATH 2534 4 cr. hrs.
* PHYS 2624 4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities courses 6 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* CHEM 1544 or * MATH 2613 3-4 cr. hrs.1
* PHYS 2634 4 cr. hrs.
* BIOL 1514 or * BIOL 1584 4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Use The Transfer Guide

To see how your courses transfer, log on to U.Select at http://www.transfer.org/. U.Select is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.