# Physics, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T)

**Banner Code: **1_AST_PHYS

**Control Number: **32074

**Financial Aid Eligible**

Students graduating with an Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Physics AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

It is strongly recommended that all Physics majors take a course in differential equations in addition to the degree requirements, but this cannot be included as a requirement due to unit limitations.

## Program Outcomes

- Identify and describe major concepts and theoretical principles as applied to physics.
- 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.
- Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

## Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

- Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
- Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
- Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C (or “P”) or better.
- Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
- A minimum of 12 units in residence at OCC.

Course | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

Required Courses | ||

MATH A180 | Calculus 1 | 4 |

or MATH A180H | Calculus 1 Honors | |

MATH A185 | Calculus 2 | 4 |

or MATH A185H | Calculus 2 Honors | |

MATH A280 | Calculus 3 | 4-5 |

or MATH A280H | Calculus 3 Honors | |

PHYS A185 | Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics | 4 |

PHYS A280 | Calculus Based Physics: Electricty/Magnetism | 4 |

PHYS A285 | Calculus Based Physics: Modern | 4 |

Program Major Units | 24-25 | |

CSU or IGETC for CSU | 37-39 | |

Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirement | Varies | |

Total Units | 60 |

**Program Sequence - CSU**

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. **Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.**

Year 1 | ||
---|---|---|

Semester 1 | Units | |

MATH A180 or MATH A180H |
Calculus 1 or Calculus 1 Honors |
4 |

CSU GE AREA A2 - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

CSU GE AREA C1 - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

CSU GE AREA B2 no lab - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

CSU GE AREA E - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

Units | 16 | |

Semester 2 | ||

MATH A185 or MATH A185H |
Calculus 2 or Calculus 2 Honors |
4 |

PHYS A185 | Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics | 4 |

HIST A170 |
History of the United States to 1876 ^{1}or History of the United States to 1876 Honors or History of the United States Since 1876 or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors |
3 |

CSU GE AREA A1 - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

CSU GE AREA A3 - CHOOSE ONE | 3-4 | |

Units | 17-18 | |

Year 2 | ||

Semester 1 | ||

MATH A280 or MATH A280H |
Calculus 3 or Calculus 3 Honors |
4 |

PHYS A280 | Calculus Based Physics: Electricty/Magnetism | 4 |

PSCI A180 or PSCI A180H |
American Government ^{1}or American Government Honors |
3 |

CSU GE AREA C1 or C2 - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

Units | 14 | |

Semester 2 | ||

PHYS A285 | Calculus Based Physics: Modern | 4 |

CSU GE AREA D - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

CSU GE AREA F - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

ELECTIVE (CSU TRANSFERABLE) ^{2} |
3 | |

Units | 13 | |

Total Units | 60-61 |

^{1} | American Ideals Requirement - CSU Graduation Requirement |

^{2} | VARIES TO REACH MINIMUM 60 TRANSFERABLE UNITS |

**Program Sequence - IGETC**

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. **Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.**

Year 1 | ||
---|---|---|

Semester 1 | Units | |

MATH A180 or MATH A180H |
Calculus 1 or Calculus 1 Honors |
4 |

IGETC GE AREA 1A - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

IGETC GE AREA 3A - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

IGETC GE AREA 3A OR 3B - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

IGETC GE AREA 5B no lab - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

Units | 16 | |

Semester 2 | ||

MATH A185 or MATH A185H |
Calculus 2 or Calculus 2 Honors |
4 |

PHYS A185 | Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics | 4 |

IGETC GE AREA 1C - CHOOSE ONE OR ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) ^{1} |
3 | |

IGETC GE AREA 1B - CHOOSE ONE | 3-4 | |

Units | 14-15 | |

Year 2 | ||

Semester 1 | ||

MATH A280 or MATH A280H |
Calculus 3 or Calculus 3 Honors |
4 |

PHYS A280 | Calculus Based Physics: Electricty/Magnetism | 4 |

HIST A170 |
History of the United States to 1876 ^{2}or History of the United States to 1876 Honors or History of the United States Since 1876 or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors |
3 |

IGETC GE AREA 4 - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

Units | 14 | |

Semester 2 | ||

PHYS A285 | Calculus Based Physics: Modern | 4 |

PSCI A180 or PSCI A180H |
American Government ^{3}or American Government Honors |
3 |

IGETC GE AREA 4 - CHOOSE ONE | 3 | |

ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) ^{4} |
3 | |

Foreign Language or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) ^{5} |
3-5 | |

Units | 16-18 | |

Total Units | 60-63 |

^{1} | IGETC GE Area 1C - CSU Requirement |

^{2} | American Ideals Requirement - IGETC GE AREA 3B and CSU Graduation Requirement OR take another course from IGETC GE AREA 3B |

^{3} | American Ideals Requirement - IGETC GE AREA 4 and CSU Graduation Requirement OR take another course from IGETC GE AREA 4 |

^{4} | VARIES TO REACH MINIMUM 60 TRANSFERABLE UNITS |

^{5} | LOTE Requirement for UC only. If met LOTE through HS then take elective units to meet minimum 60 transferable units |