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Associate in Science Track II: Physics & Atmospheric Sciences & Engineering

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Associate in Science-T Degree Track II
Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Engineering

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2016 – 2017.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Degree Requirements

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA 2.0 Required
  • A course cannot be credited toward more than one distribution or skill area
  • The BOLDED numbers below are shared (cross listed) courses with other departments. These courses can count only one for credit [Example: PHIL 201 is the same as POLS 201 and may only count as PHIL or POLS]. Consult course description in the college catalog or speak with an advisor
  • “P” grade is only allowed in electives area. Check with your intended transfer university for minimum grade requirements
  • Universities may have other specific admission requirements in addition to those of the transfer degree
  • Courses listed below are subject to change; visit Transfer Associate Degrees for the latest degree updates


Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Requirements

Core Coursework

Written Communication
Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Choose one course from the following: 5
ENGL& 101 English Communication (5 Cr)
ENGL 201 The Research Paper (5 Cr)
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5 Cr)
ENGL 271 Expository Writing I (5 Cr)
ENGL 272 Expository Writing II (5 Cr)
Mathematics
Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Choose two courses from the following: 10
MATH& 151 Calculus I (5 Cr)
MATH& 152 Calculus II (5 Cr)
MATH& 153 Calculus III (5 Cr)
MATH 208 Introduction to Linear Algebra (5 Cr)
MATH 238 Differential Equations (5 Cr)
MATH& 254 Calculus IV (5 Cr)
MATH 255 Vector Calculus (5 Cr)

Humanities and Social Sciences

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Min. 5 credits each in the Humanities & Social Sciences area plus 5 additional credits in either area (for a total of 15 CR). Maximum 5 credits can be a performance/skills course (indicated by *). 15

Humanities

Choose from the following:
Anthropology: 208
Art: 101, 103, 105, 110*, 111*, 112*, 120*, 121*, 150*, 151*, 153*, 154*, 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 221*, 222*, 225(Cross-Listed), 230*, 235*, 240*, 242*, 245*, 247*, 253*, 254* 256*, 260*, 261*, 280*
Communication Studies: 101, 105, 106, 107, 115, 119, 120(Cross-Listed), 121(Cross-Listed), 131, 132, 133, 134, 136, 138, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 151, 161, 163, 202, 210, 216, 220, 241, 250, 260, 261, 280, 285
Cultural and Ethnic Studies: 100, 101, 102, 103(Cross-Listed), 104, 115, 120, 121, 130, 140, 152, 160(Cross-Listed), 180(Cross-Listed), 200, 210, 255, 257, 260(Cross-Listed), 285, 286, 287, 288
Dance: 130*, 131*, 140*, 141*, 151*(Cross-Listed), 152*(Cross-Listed), 201*, 202*, 203*
Drama: 101, 106, 141, 151*, 153*, 154*, 155*, 159*(Cross-Listed), 161*, 200, 210, 212, 215, 224, 241, 251*, 252*, 253*, 254*, 256*, 270, 280*, 281*, 284*, 285*
English: 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 131, 210, 215, 219, 220, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 228, 229, 237, 238 239, 241, 244 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 253, 254, 255, 260, 261, 263, 264, 265, 266, 276, 279
History: 101, 102, 103, 110, 115, 120(Cross-Listed), 146, 147, 148, 185, 207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 223, 230(Cross-Listed), 236, 242, 245, 246, 250, 261(Cross-Listed), 280(Cross-Listed)
Humanities: 224, 230
Music: 100*, 101*, 102*, 103*, 104*, 105, 106*, 107, 109*, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120*, 126*, 130*, 131*, 132*, 135*, 136*, 139*, 140*, 143*, 150, 151, 152, 153, 156, 157, 158, 200*, 203*, 205*, 206*, 210, 211, 212, 240*, 243*
Philosophy: 101, 102, 112, 115, 122, 145, 160, 201(Cross-Listed), 225(Cross-Listed), 247, 248, (Cross-Listed) 260(Cross-Listed), 265, 267
Only one single language for a maximum of 5 credits allowed in Humanities
Arabic: 121, 122, 123
American Sign Language: 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223
Chinese: 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223
French: 121, 122, 123, 131, 132, 133, 221, 222, 223, 231, 232, 233
German: 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223
Italian: 121, 122, 123
Japanese: 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223
Spanish: 121, 122, 123, 221, 222, 223

Social Sciences

Choose from the following:
Anthropology: 100, 106, 108, 180(Cross-Listed), 204, 206, 208, 209, 211, 212, 219, 220, 222, 224, 228, 232, 234(Cross-Listed), 235, 236
Business: 101
Communication Studies: 102, 230
Cultural and Ethnic Studies: 100, 101, 102, 104, 106, 109, 115, 120, 121, 130, 140, 152, 160(Cross-Listed), 180(Cross-Listed), 200, 201, 203, 205, 210, 241 (Cross-Listed), 255, 257, 260(Cross-Listed), 285, 286, 287, 288
Economics: 100, 201, 202, 250, 260(Cross-Listed)
Geography: 100, 102, 105(Cross-Listed), 123(Cross-Listed), 200, 207, 250, 258, 277
History: 101, 102, 103, 110, 115, 120(Cross-Listed), 146, 147, 148, 185, 207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 223, 230(Cross-Listed), 236, 242, 245, 246, 250, 261 (Cross-Listed), 280(Cross-Listed)
Humanities: 224, 230
International Studies: 105(Cross-Listed), 123(Cross-Listed), 150, 200, 201, 202, 204(Cross-Listed), 227(Cross-Listed), 261 (Cross-Listed), 280(Cross-Listed)
Philosophy: 102, 112, 122, 160, 201(Cross-Listed), 248(Cross-Listed), 260(Cross-Listed), 265
Political Science: 101, 121, 122, 123, 125, 155, 160(Cross-Listed), 175, 201(Cross-Listed), 202, 203, 204, 206, 220, 221, 222, 223, 227(Cross-Listed), 230
(Cross-Listed)
Psychology: 100, 109, 110, 200, 203, 205, 209, 210, 220, 240(Cross-Listed), 250, 257
Sociology: 101, 105, 122, 150, 201, 210, 215, 222, 230, 240(Cross-Listed), 246, 248, 249, 250, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 258, 260, 262, 264, 265, 268, 270, 275, 278

Physics Sequence

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Three quarter sequence Biology should be taken at one institution (either completed at BC or transferred in as a whole three quarter sequence). If not, see science advisor at the Science Division. Some majors require physics with Physics with calculus (PHYS 121-123) – See advisor.
 Choose one of the following sequences: 15-18
PHYS& 114
PHYS& 115
PHYS& 116
General Physics I (6 Cr)
General Physics II (6 Cr)
General Physics III (6 Cr)
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
PHYS 123
General Engineering Physics I (6 Cr)
General Engineering Physics II (6 Cr)
General Engineering Physics III (6 Cr)

Chemistry with Lab

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
5-6
See course catalog and/or consult with science advisor. Engineering majors: select Chemistry 161 (required). Others should select 5-6 credits of science based on major program.

Additional Mathematics

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Third quarter of calculus -OR- above -OR- and approved statistics course.
Choose one of the following sequences: 5
MATH& 153 Calculus III (5 Cr)
MATH 208 Introduction to Linear Algebra (5 Cr)
MATH 238 Differential Equations (5 Cr)
MATH 240 Scientific Computation (5 Cr)
MATH& 254 Calculus IV (5 Cr)
MATH 255 Vector Calculus (5 Cr)
BA 240 Statistical Analysis (5 Cr)
MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics (5 Cr)

Electives

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Sufficient credits to meet the minimum degree total of 90. Maximum 5 credits of restricted elective courses. Courses should be planned only with a science advisor (strongly recommended) based on the requirements of your major and the university to which you intend to transfer. For complete listing of approved electives, see the Associate in Arts & Sciences-Degree Worksheets

Cultural Diversity Requirement

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
This degree has a set of BC General Education requirements including Cultural Diversity. Please choose one course to meet the Cultural Diversity Requirement. For approved courses, visit Cultural Diversity courses website

Total Credits: 90



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Last Updated September 29, 2016