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

Degree Requirements

  • Total 90 Applicable College Level Credits
  • 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)
Quantitative (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, 121, 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*, 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
Students cannot apply more than 5 credits of a foreign language at 100-level to Humanities distribution.
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), 108, 123(Cross-Listed), 200, 207, 250, 258, 277
Geology: 107
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 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.
Select one of the following sequences based on major requirements:
Most physical and science majors require Physics with calculus (PHYS 121-123) – See advisor.
 Choose one of the following sequences: 15-18
PHYS& 114 General Physics I (6 Cr)
PHYS& 115 General Physics II (6 Cr)
PHYS& 116 General Physics III (6 Cr)
-OR-
PHYS 121 General Engineering Physics I (6 Cr)
PHYS 122 General Engineering Physics II (6 Cr)
PHYS 123 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.
Choose from 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

BC General Education & 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.

Below is a complete listing of all the course that meet the colleges Cultural Diversity requirements for the Associate Transfer Degrees. Classes will be applied towards either Humanities, Social Science, Natural Sciences or electives.

The following transferable courses meet the Cultural Diversity requirement:
Anthropology: 100, 104, 106, 108, 117, 180, 200, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 219, 220, 222, 224, 235, 260, 265;    Art: 103
Cultural & Ethnic Studies: 100, 101, 106, 109, 120, 121, 130, 140, 152, 180, 200, 201, 203, 205, 210, 241, 257;    Communication Studies: 134, 250, 280
French: 131, 132, 133, 231, 232, 233;    Geography: 123, 200, 277;    History: 185, 246;    Music: 117;    Philosophy: 102, 145, 265;    Psychology: 250
Sociology: 101, 120, 121, 122, 149, 201, 205, 210, 215, 222, 230, 248, 253, 254, 257, 260, 262, 264, 267, 268, 275
The following restrictive electives also meet the Cultural Diversity requirement:
Business: 120, 241;    Criminal Justice: 242;    Education: 150, 240, 286;    Human Development: 140;    Marketing Management: 200;    Nursing: 290

Total Credits: 90

Academic Advising

Engineering Department call (425) 564-2321, or visit Science Division Advising

Advising Notes and Recommendations

  • Completion of this degree does not guarantee admission to any baccalaureate university. however, with careful planning and depending on your intended major, it may be possible to fulfill admissions and major program requirements with this degree.
  • This is a guideline to meet the degree requirements for students interested in transferring to a participating Washington state four-year college or university.
  • This worksheet is only for advising purposes. Official approval of credits for degree completion is subject to the Evaluations Office approval.
  • Consult the academic advisor on a regular basis for degree completion planning. Contact the Advising Center to locate an academic advisor. Call (425) 564-2321 or go to Bellevue College Academic Advising.
  • check with your intended transfer university/college advisor for specific admissions and major requirements that can be fulfilled with this degree.

Degree Requirements

  • Must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all coursework taken at BC, and in all courses applied to the degree.
  • A minimum 30 credits of the applied 90 must be completed at BC.

Prior College University Credits

  • For credits from other institutions, meet with a faculty advisor, curriculum advisor or counselor for an initial unofficial transcript review.
  • For an official review, submit Transfer Credit Evaluation Request form and an official transcript(s) in the prior institutions(s) sealed envelope to Evaluations once registered for your first quarter.

Graduation Application Requirements

  • Students must apply for graduation. Submit your graduation application form two quarters prior to the expected graduation date and pay application fee. See Apply for Graduation for more information.
  • Application deadlines:
    • Fall:           June 1
    • Winter:      October 10
    • Spring:      December 10
    • Summer:   March 15

Professional or technical program offerings and course requirements listed in this website may be altered by the college to reflect the needs of industry, student interests and availability of resources.

This website is designed as a tool to assist in making degree selection decisions, but may not be up-to-date in all instances. Please review worksheets with an advisor to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date information.

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Last Updated August 22, 2017