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Physics/Physical Science

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students seeking a transfer degree to a 4-year institution:

Dean:   Dr. Edward Kremer

Academic Advisor: Dr. Chandra Thapa

The Department of Physical Science strives to develop in its students a comprehensive grasp of the principles of Physics and to generate opportunities for optimized learning of Physical Science concepts through interdisciplinary interactions. We offer high quality learning experiences that include a variety of courses appropriate for a diverse student body.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements
ENGL0101 Composition I 3
ENGL0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or  
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total 9
   

Humanities Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)

Humanities Core Elective 3
Humanities Core Elective 3
Total 6
   
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
Social Science Core Elective 3
Social Science Core Elective 3
Total 6
   
Mathematics & Natural and Physical Science Requirements
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
CHEM0112 College Chemistry II and Lab* 5
MATH0122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I** 5
MATH0123 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II** 5
Total 20
 
Total General Education Requirements 42-43
   
Physics Requirements
MATH0224 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III** 5
MATH0227 Differential Equations** 3
NASC0245 Engineering Physics I* 5
NASC0246 Engineering Physics II* 5
NASC0248 Statics* 3
NASC0249 Dynamics* 3
Computer Programming Elective 3
Total 27
   
Total for an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Physics/Physical Science Degree: 69-70

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an adviser to determine correct placement.