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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AS_AS_PHYD

Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online Learning

Physics - A.S.

Degree Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: The degree track in PHYSICS with Secondary Teaching Licensure has different requirements and is not included in this agreement. Please refer to this agreement’s cover page for the name of the Bachelor’s degree at the four-year institution to which this agreement applies.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Students may also complete ENG 122 and a gtPathways approved CO3 course

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 201Calculus I

5

Total Credit Hours:5

Arts and Humanities

Select three gtPathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

Total Credit Hours:9

History

Select one gtPathways course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3)

Total Credit Hours:3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHY 211Physics: Calculus-Based I with Lab

5

PHY 212Physics: Calculus-Based II with Lab

5

Total Credit Hours:10

Additional Required Courses

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHY 213Calc-Base III: Modern

3

MAT 202Calculus II

5

 

MAT 203Calculus III

4

or

MAT 204Calculus III with Engineering Applications

5

 

MAT 265Differential Equations

3

or

MAT 266Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

4

 

CHE 111General College Chemistry I with Lab

5

 

CHE 112General College Chemistry II with Lab

5

or

CSC 160Computer Science I: (C++)

4

Total Credit Hours:24
  • PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you choose to take one of the following courses: MAT 204, MAT 266, or CHE 112, it will put you over 60 credits. The courses will transfer but the extra credits may not. That is, the receiving institution may still require the completion of 60 credits for the major.
  • Students planning to transfer to University of Colorado Boulder must take CHE 112 (not CSC 160) to fulfill this requirement.
  • Students planning to transfer to University of Northern Colorado must take CSC 160 (not CHE 112) to fulfill this requirement.
  • Students planning to transfer to Fort Lewis College or University of Colorado-Colorado Springs must take both CSC 160 and CHE 112.
  • Students planning to transfer to a receiving institution not listed here may choose either one of these courses.

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Colorado Mesa University [B.S. Physics]
  • Colorado State University-Ft Collins [B.S. Physics]
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo [B.S. Physics]
  • Fort Lewis College [B.S. Physics – Physics option]
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver [B.A./B.S. Physics]
  • University of Colorado Boulder [B.A. Physics]
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs [B.S. Physics]
  • University of Colorado Denver [B.S. Physics]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.S Physics; Astronomy, Engineering, Mathematics emphases]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Total Credit Hours: 60