The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree provides a foundation in physics and mathematics for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in Physics. Successful completion of the transfer degree in Physics guarantees student acceptance to a local California State University to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Physics.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Apply appropriate physical laws and mathematical techniques to analyze various physical situations
  • Perform various scientific experiments and to analyze data to check agreement with theoretical predictions
Required Courses (28 units) Units
PHY-4A* Mechanics 4
PHY-4B* Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHY-4C* Heat, Light and Waves 4
PHY-4D* Modern Physics 4
MAT-1A* Calculus I 4
MAT-1B* Calculus II 4
MAT-1C* Calculus III 4

*Courses may also be used to fulfill general education requirements for the CSUGE or IGETC pattern, please confer with a counselor.

Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P” if taken as Pass/No Pass).