Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-20 Academic Catalog Program: Physics Transfer - PHYS.AS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Physics Transfer - PHYS.AS

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.

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

Semester 1

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CHM-111 - General Chemistry 1 3 credits
CHM-111L - Lab: General Chemistry 1 1 credits
CSC-111 - Intro to the Java Programming Language 3 credits
CSC-111L - Lab: Intro to the Java Programming Language 1 credits
MAT-131 - Calculus 1 4 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition 1 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EL-HUM - General Humanities Elective (Notes) 3 credits
EL-SOC - General Behavioral/Social Science Elective (Notes) 3 credits

Total: 18 credits

Semester 2

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
PHY-231 - Classical Physics 1 3 credits
PHY-231L - Lab: Classical Physics 1 1 credits
CHM-112 - General Chemistry 2 3 credits
CHM-112L - Lab: General Chemistry 2 1 credits
MAT-132 - Calculus 2 4 credits
ENG-102 - English Composition 2 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EL-HUM - General Humanities Elective (Notes) 3 credits
EL-SOC - General Behavioral/Social Science Elective (Notes) 3 credits

Total: 18 credits

Semester 3

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
PHY-232 - Classical Physics 2 3 credits
PHY-232L - Lab: Classical Physics 2 1 credits
MAT-233 - Calculus 3 4 credits
EL-GED - General Education Elective (Notes) 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EL-SOC - General Behavioral/Social Science Elective (Notes) 3 credits
EL-HUM - General Humanities Elective (Notes) 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EL-TEC - General Technical Elective (Notes) 3 credits
EL-MATH - General Math Elective-100 Level or Higher (Notes) 3-4 credits
EL-SCI - General Science Elective (Notes) 3 credits

Total: 17 credits

Semester 4

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
PHY-233 - Modern Physics 3 3 credits
PHY-233L - Lab: Modern Physics 3 1 credits
EL-GED - General Education Elective (Notes) 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MAT-240 - Linear Algebra 3 credits

MAT 240L is a required corequisite

MAT-255 - Differential Equations 4 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EL-HUM - General Humanities Elective (Notes) 3 credits
EL-SOC - General Behavioral/Social Science Elective (Notes) 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EL-MATH - General Math Elective-100 Level or Higher (Notes) 3-4 credits
EL-SCI - General Science Elective (Notes) 3 credits
EL-TEC - General Technical Elective (Notes) 3 credits

Total: 17-18 credits

Total (PHYS.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 70-71

Notes:

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 cgustavson@stcc.edu
Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh Professor 17/339 413-755-4591 bmcginnis-cavanaugh@stcc.edu
Joris Taupier Associate Professor 17/343 413-755-4824 jtaupier@stcc.edu
Barbara Washburn Professor, Dept. Chair Physics 17/333 413-755-4587 washburn@stcc.edu
Zahi Haddad Professor/Chair Science Transfer 17/309 413-755-4679 zhaddad@stcc.edu
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