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Degree Options in Physics:To earn an Associate in Science Degree with a major in Physics, students complete 45-50 specified units, plus General Education Degree Requirements. These major requirements optimize preparation for upper division course work for advanced degrees in Physics offered by four-year institutions. Since the course work in physics is sequential, students may spend less time earning an Associate and/or Bachelor’s Degree by deferring some of the university general education requirements until their junior and senior years and by giving priority to the requirements for a major in physics. In addition, earning this degree suggests an achievement of technical skills that may be helpful in seeking immediate employment.
In addition to General Education Degree Requirements, complete the following:
Required Courses Units CHEM M01A General Chemistry 6.0 MATH M25A Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5.0 MATH M25B Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5.0 MATH M25C Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 5.0 PHYS M20A Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 4.0 PHYS M20AL Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab 1.0 PHYS M20B Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism 4.0 PHYS M20BL Units from ONE of RECOMMENDED OPTIONS 1.0 PHYS M20C Wave Motion, Optics and Modern Physics 4.0 PHYS M20CL Wave Motion, Optics and Modern Physics Lab 1.0 Units from One of the RECOMMENDED OPTIONS 9.0-14.0 Total 45.0-50.0
Recommended Options: Choose one of the following
Physics Option (complete 9 specified units)
Required Courses Units CHEM M01B General Chemistry II 6.0 MATH M35 Applied Differential Equations 3.0 Total 9.0
Applied Physics Option (complete 14 specified units)
Required Courses Units CS M01 Introduction to Computer Science 4.0 ENGR M12 Engineering Materials 3.0 MATH M35 Applied Differential Equations 3.0 See General Education Degree Requirements and Transfer Information. 4.0 Total 14.0
Students planning to transfer need to consult with a counselor, prepare a Student Education Plan, and take advantage of the support services available in the Transfer Center ( Administration Building (805) 378-1551).
See the Degree Requirements and Transfer Information sections of the Moorpark College On-Line Catalog for General Education requirements.