Physics, Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)
Physics covers a wide range of topics. The major is designed to give students exposure to basic information in the discipline and provide the opportunity to focus on the areas that best suit their individual needs. Students should consult with a departmental adviser and/or counselor when choosing both controlled and general electives in order to develop a program of study that is best suited to their specific needs. For example, requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree in Physics vary from one institution to another. It is, therefore, essential to become familiar with the requirements of the institution a student plans to attend.
The Associate in Science Degree in Physics for Transfer will provide the foundational knowledge to students who want to earn a Baccalaureate Degree in Physics at any of the CSU campuses (see www.assist.org for transfer to UC/CSU).
Complete 60 CSU-transferable units including general education, major requirements and CSU-transferable electives as follows:
Complete the following pattern
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum “IGETC” for CSU (37 semester units)
Complete 29 units as outlined below with a “C” or better in each course. Pass/No Pass grading is not permitted in a course within a student’s major area of study. The courses completed for the major may also be used to fulfill general education areas on the IGETC.
|MATH 150||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 1||5|
|MATH 160||Calculus With Analytic Geometry II 1||5|
|MATH 200||Multivariable Calculus 1||4|
|PHYS 121||Mechanics Of Solids And Fluids 1||5|
|PHYS 122||Electricity and Magnetism 1||5|
|PHYS 123||Heat, Light and Modern Physics 1||5|
Complete as many units as needed to reach a total of 60 CSU-transferable units (for a list of SBCC- transferable courses to CSU, visit www.assist.org).
Additional Graduation Requirements for AS-T in Physics
- Maintain a cumulative CSU-transferable GPA of 2.0.
- Residency Requirements: Candidates for an Associate Degree are expected to complete 15 semester units in residence at SBCC. Candidates for an Associate Degree are also expected to complete at least 20% of the department major requirements in residence at SBCC.
The Associate Degree will be awarded upon completion of both department and college requirements. These include:
- Complete all department requirements with a “C” or better or “P” in each course. Candidates for an Associate Degree are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
- Complete a general education option (Option 1: SBCC General Education and Institutional and Information Competency; Option 2: IGETC; Option 3: CSU GE Breadth). General Education options allowed for each Associate Degree program vary. Refer to http://www.sbcc.edu/apply/degrees_certificates.php for a list of General Education options for each SBCC Associate Degree program;
- Other graduation requirements as outlined on the Graduation Requirements page.
- Demonstrate proficiency, both conceptually and mathematically with calculus, in solving mechanical static and dynamic mechanical problems involving both solids and fluids.
- Demonstrate proficiency, both conceptually and mathematically with calculus, in solving mechanical wave problems.
- Demonstrate proficiency, both conceptually and mathematically with calculus, in solving thermodynamic problems.
- Demonstrate proficiency, both conceptually and mathematically with calculus, in solving electric, magnetic and electromagnetic problems.
- Demonstrate proficiency, both conceptually and mathematically with calculus, in solving ray and wave optics problems.
- Demonstrate proficiency, both conceptually and mathematically with calculus, in solving modern physics problems.
- Demonstrate proficiency in construction and assembly of experimental apparatuses; conduct and analyze measurements of physical phenomena; assess experimental uncertainty; make meaningful comparisons between experiment and theory; and interpret results.