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Physics/Physical Science - Associate in General Studies

Program Code - CIP Code: NASC.AGS/24.0101
Credits Required: 63
Academic Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology


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.

Requirements for Admission to the program:

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I** 5
  Humanities Elective (2 disciplines) 6
ECON 0201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  Social Science Elective (ANTH, SOSC) 3
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 31
*See course syllabus for prerequisite. **Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.  Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Physics/Physical Science Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab* 5
MATH 0123 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5
MATH 0224 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 5
MATH 0227 Differential Equations 3
NASC 0245 Engineering Physics I 5
NASC 0246 Engineering Physics II 5
NASC 0248 OR
Statics OR
Total Hours for Physics/Physical Science Requirements 31
*See course syllabi for Physics/Physical Science course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in General Studies in Physics/Physical Science Degree 63
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