Physics Associate of Science Transfer Degree
The Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T) in Physics provides students with a deep understanding of the world around them. This degree provides students with transfer preparation and pre-professional training. The AS-T in Physics explores with finding and using the rules that govern everything—from the smallest pieces of the atom to the various collections of atoms—molecules, balls, planets, stars, and more---that compose the myriad contents of the universe. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether this degree is the best option for their transfer goals.
The Associate in Art for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is a designated "high unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
To earn a Physics AS-T degree, students must complete the following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with grades of C or better;
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU-GE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution and major in Physics should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|Required Core Courses|
|MATH 250||Single Variable Calculus I||4|
|MATH 251||Single Variable Calculus II||4|
|MATH 252||Multivariable Calculus||5|
|PHYSIC 202||Physics I||4|
|PHYSIC 203||Physics II||4|
|PHYSIC 204||Physics III||4|
|Total Units That May Be Double Counted||7|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||0-5|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Transfer to an accredited university as a junior with a major in physics or a physics-related major
- Integrate physical concepts and principles to other science disciplines
- Develop a world view that incorporates the role of physics in modern society
- Solve work-related problems by employing physical concepts to formulate and solve representative physical models
- Apply physical knowledge and skills required in securing and maintaining employment
- Demonstrate a proficiency in standard physics laboratory techniques commonly acquired in lower-division coursework