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Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science in Physics is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years in a typical university physics program.

To receive an Associate of Science in Physics, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of "C" in all required math and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  MATH 2413 Calculus I1 4
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    COSC 1315 Fundamentals of Programming 3
  CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
  CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I - Lab 1
  Humanities2 3
  Semester II
  MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
  ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
  CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II -- Lecture 3
  CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II - Lab 1
    HIST 1301 United States History I4 3
  Semester III
  MATH 2415 Calculus III5 4
  PHYS 2425 Engineering Physics I6 4
    GOVT 2305 United States Government 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II7 3
    Fine Arts2 3
  Semester IV
  PHYS 2426 Engineering Physics II8 4
  Humanities2 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government 3

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  1Students should consult with a full-time mathematics instructor since one or more mathematics courses may be required before enrolling in MATH 2413.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  3Select any Speech course from the Communications section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  4Select from: HIST 1301, HIST 2301, HIST 2327, or HIST 2381. HIST 2301 and HIST 2381 may only be taken once.
  5MATH 2420 is no longer required for the degree, but is strongly recommended.
  6Students lacking one full year of (recent) high school physics should take PHYS 1401/1402 before enrolling in PHYS 2425. All students must complete MATH 2413 before enrolling in PHYS 2425.
  7Select from: HIST 1302, HIST 2301, HIST 2328, or HIST 2381. HIST 2301 and HIST 2381 may only be taken once.
  8Credit for PHYS 2425 and credit for MATH 2414 are strictly required prerequisites for PHYS 2426.