• Physics


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    Physics is the study of the structure and organization of the universe. It encompasses the observation of forces and matter, of motion, of cause and effect and of the intrinsic properties of space and time. Physics analyzes these concepts in detail and uses them to synthesize models of complex phenomena.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Retain and apply critical physics concepts while enrolled in the curriculum and upon transfer
    • Work cooperatively, use equipment and instruments properly and carefully analyze data in the laboratory setting
    • Demonstrate mastery of physics concepts
    • Transition conceptual material into accurate mathematical models
    • Utilize calculus-based mathematics to solve physics problems
    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH221 General Chemistry I 5
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus 5
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 17-18
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH222 General Chemistry II 5
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus 5
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking or WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 17-18
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH223 General Chemistry III 5
    MTH253 Calculus III 4
      Elective / university requirement 3
    Term Credits: 12
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus 5
    PH211 General Physics with Calculus I 5
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 13-14
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH256 Differential Equations 5
    PH212 General Physics with Calculus II 5
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Elective / university requirement 3
    Term Credits: 16-17
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
    PH213 General Physics with Calculus III 5
    Health and Physical Education requirement 3
    Elective / university requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 15-16

    Suggested electives include: PH109C, PH121-123, MTH243-244, MTH261.

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