Physics, A.S-T

An AS-T in Physics for Transfer will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to a CSU institution as a Physics major. The courses in the AS-T in Physics for Transfer provide students with the ability to solve complex physics problems, to conduct research, and to read and think critically.

AS.PHY.OPTBAST and AS.PHY.OPTCAST

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CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
COMM-104 Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument) 3
 Units14
Spring Semester 1
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
Select one of the following: 3
World Art  
History and Appreciation of Dance  
History of Jazz and Blues  
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
 Units14
Fall Semester 2
MATH-213 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 5
PHY-202
Electricity and Magnetism
or Optics and Modern Physics
4
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish I  
Elementary French I  
American Sign Language I  
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish II  
Elementary French II  
American Sign Language II  
PHY-202
Electricity and Magnetism
or Optics and Modern Physics
4
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context  
Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  
Ethnic Politics in America  
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
 Units17
 Total Units61

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

UC: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
BIOL-128 History of Science 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units14
Spring Semester 1
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
Select one of the following: 3
World Art  
History and Appreciation of Dance  
History of Jazz and Blues  
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
 Units14
Summer 1
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
MATH-213 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 5
 Units8
Fall Semester 2
MATH-218 Linear Algebra 3
Select one of the following: 3
World Art  
History and Appreciation of Dance  
History of Jazz and Blues  
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
CSIS-113A C++ Programming - Level 1 3
PHY-202
Electricity and Magnetism
or Optics and Modern Physics
4
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
BIOL-150 General Biology I 4
MATH-215 Differential Equations 4
PHY-202
Electricity and Magnetism
or Optics and Modern Physics
4
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
 Units15
Summer 2
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
 Units4
 Total Units71

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

NOTE: If the Student does not place into MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I or CHEM-101 General Chemistry I, they will need to take MATH-110 Pre-Calculus and/or CHEM-100 Introduction to Chemistry in the Summer before starting this plan. Students encouraged to check with the counselor to see if Java would be preferred over C++ by transfer institution. 

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
PHY-201Mechanics and Wave Motion4
PHY-202Electricity and Magnetism4
or PHY-202H Honors Electricity and Magnetism
PHY-203Optics and Modern Physics4
MATH-211Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH-212Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
or MATH-212H Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
MATH-213Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
or MATH-213H Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Total Units25
Course Title Credits
Units for Major 25
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern37-39
Possible double counting: 7 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Units for A.S.-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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