Physics is the study of the relationship between matter and energy in the universe. The AS-T in Physics for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students to transfer to a California State University (CSU) with the intent of earning a baccalaureate degree in physics. The curriculum is designed to provide students working toward a bachelor’s degree a well-balanced, lower division program by emphasizing fundamental concepts and problem solving. The degree requirements are typical of what baccalaureate institutions require.
The following is required for the AS-T in Physics for Transfer degree:
- Minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
- Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major.
- A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.
- Certified completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) pattern; see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Draw scientific conclusions about simple and complex systems by collecting, assessing, and analyzing information.
- Communicate technical ideas in group and professional settings in both written and oral form.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|MATH-180||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||5|
|MATH-280||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II||4|
|PHYC-201||Mechanics and Waves||5|
|PHYC-202||Electricity, Magnetism, and Heat||5|
|PHYC-203||Light, Optics, and Modern Physics||5|
|Units for the Major||28|
|7 units may be double-counted with GE|
|Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)||39/37|
|Total Transferable Elective Units||0/2|
Please note: SDSU accepts this degree for students transferring into the B.S. Physics (General) or B.S. Physics (Modern Optics Emphasis).