Mar 22, 2018  
2015-16 Academic Catalog 
2015-16 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Transfer - PHYS.AS

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Physics is that branch of science, which is involved in the study of matter, energy, force and motion and the inter-relationship of these aspects of nature. The field of Physics incorporates mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, and thermodynamics. Modern physics now includes several new areas of investigation, such as, quantum mechanics, relativity and nuclear physics. The study of physics requires a high level of aptitude and experience in mathematics.

Students interested in pursuing higher education in the field of physics should follow the prescribed curriculum below.

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Engineering and Science Transfer will be awarded.

Applying to this program

In order to be admitted to any Engineering and Science Transfer degree option a student should have completed two years of algebra, one year of geometry, one year of trigonometry or senior math, and one year of chemistry and physics with grades of C+ or better.

Engineering and Science Transfer Program Goals

Graduates of this program:

  1. Are qualified to transfer to a 4-year engineering or science-based curriculum.
  2. Are prepared to complete their Baccalaureate Degree in two additional years.
  3. Have developed critical thinking skills.
  4. Have developed mathematical methods of problem-solving.
  5. Can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  6. Can conduct research from a variety of sources.
  7. Are computer literate.

(PHYS.AS) Curriculum

Total: 18 credits

Total: 18 credits

Total (PHYS.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 70


Check curriculum of school you plan to attend to determine what this elective should be. Physics Majors planning on transferring to UMass, who did not take four-years of a foreign language in high school, should consider taking two semesters of a foreign language as humanities electives.

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Carl Gustavson Technical Lab Coordinator 17/601 413-755-4771
Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh Professor 17/339 413-755-4591
Joris Taupier Associate Professor 17/343 413-755-4824
Barbara Washburn Professor, Dept. Chair Physics 17/333 413-755-4587

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