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Physics (AS) Chemistry & Physics Total Units: 38

Term Effective: Spring 2011

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2016

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Previous Versions:

Physics - effective Fall 2010
Physics - effective Summer 2008

Description:

The Physics Degree Program is designed to prepare students for transfer and upper division work at four-year colleges and universities in the fields of physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or applied physics. Students develop the conceptual knowledge, analytical abilities, and laboratory skills necessary for further study in physics related fields.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply physical principles from the basic subfields of physics (classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics), as well as areas from application (e.g. solid state physics, optics, etc.) in advanced courses;
  2. apply physical principles to novel situations through critical thinking, problem solving, mathematical modeling, and laboratory experimentation.
  3. design and assemble experimental apparatuses, conduct and analyze measurements of physical phenomena, assess experimental uncertainty, and make meaningful comparisons between experiment and theory; and
  4. communicate ideas and processes of physics clearly and precisely, both orally and in writing.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence.

Click here for more information about the program, or to contact the Engineering and Physics Department.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Physics program are:

  • Complete 38 units from
    • Physics Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Physics Requirements - complete 37.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
MATH 1A Calculus, First Course5.00
MATH 1B Calculus, Second Course5.00
MATH 1C Calculus, Third Course4.00
MATH 2 Calculus, Fourth Course-Differential Equations3.00
PHYS 40 Classical Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers5.00
PHYS 41 Waves, Optics and Thermodynamics for Scientists & Engineers4.00
PHYS 42 Electricity and Magnetism for Scientists and Engineers4.00
PHYS 43 Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 5.00 units from the following:
CHEM 1A General Chemistry5.00
CHEM 4A General Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis5.00
 
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

Contact
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(707) 527-4680
srjcmajor002050@santarosa.edu