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Physics

Associate of Science Degree

You can earn an associate of science degree with an concentration in physics.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.

Courses

Recommended Core Courses

Core

23 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 2020 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 5
MATH 2100 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 2110 General Physics with Calculus 5
PHYS 2120 General Physics II with Calculus 5

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science & Social Science

select at least one - Must have 9 credit hours TOTAL from Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least 3 credit hours from Behavioral & Social Science and 3 credit hours from English/Literature
3-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG 1020 World Regional Geography 3
HIST 1030 European Civilization I 3
HIST 1040 European Civilization II 3
HIST 1050 World History I 3
HIST 1060 World History II 3
HIST 2010 American History I 3
HIST 2020 American History II 3
POLS 1000 American Government 3
POLS 1600 International Relations 3
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3

English / Literature

select at least one - must earn a C or above - Must have 9 credit hours TOTAL from Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least 3 credit hours from Behavioral & Social Science and 3 credit hours from English/Literature
3-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGL 2030 Creating Poetry I 3
ENGL 2040 Creating Poetry II 3
ENGL 2050 Creating Stories I 3
ENGL 2060 Creating Stories II 3
ENGL 2100 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 2110 Introduction to Poetry 3
ENGL 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENGL 2150 American Literature to 1865 3
ENGL 2160 American Literature after 1865 3
ENGL 2190 Comparative Mythology 3
ENGL 2200 British Literature to 1800 3
ENGL 2210 British Literature after 1800 3
ENGL 2730 The Novel and the Movie 3
THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3

Fine Arts & Language

select one if needed - Must have 9 credit hours TOTAL from Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least 3 credit hours from Behavioral & Social Science and 3 credit hours from English/Literature
0-4 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARTS 1050 Introduction to Art History and Criticism I 3
ARTS 1060 Introduction to Art History and Criticism II 3
FREN 1200 Elementary French I 4
MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music 3
SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish I 4

Mathematics

6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1600 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
MATH 2010 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5

Natural Science

select either CHEM 1140 or CHEM 1090 in first semester, freshman year AND either CHEM 1160 or CHEM 1100 in second semester, freshman year
8 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 1090 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1100 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1140 General Chemistry I for Majors 5
CHEM 1160 General Chemistry II for Majors 5

Oral Communication

must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 2080 Technical Communications II 3

Technology

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGR 1020 MATLAB Programming and Problem Solving 3
INFO 1010 Fundamentals of Information Technology 3
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications 3
INFO 2100 Excel Spreadsheet Applications 3
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office 3

Written Communication

must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 2070 Technical Communications 3

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