The Physical Sciences program provides a strong mathematics and science background for transfer to a four-year college or university. The curriculum prepares students for study leading to a bachelor's degree in a variety of fields, including chemistry, geology, and physics. It is also a first step toward a graduate degree in medical sciences.
A graduate should be able to:
- prepare for and conduct scientific experiments.
- use and understand basic instrumentation.
- analyze and interpret scientific data.
- demonstrate an extensive problem-solving capability.
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 190||1Calculus I||4|
|CHE 151 or PHY 151||Principles of Chemistry I or 1Principles of Physics I||4|
|Elective||Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency||3|
(14 Credit Hours)
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|MAT 201||2Calculus II||4|
|CHE 152 or PHY 152||Principles of Chemistry II or 2Principles of Physics II||4|
|Elective||Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning and Behavior||3|
|Elective||Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences||2|
(16 Credit Hours)
|Elective||Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts||3|
|Elective||Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and
Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences
|MAT 202||Calculus III||4|
|CHE 261 or PHY 153||Organic Chemistry I or Modern Physics||4|
(18 Credit Hours)
|Elective||Core Goal 11: Civic Responsibility and Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives and Diversity||3|
|Elective||Core Goal 1b: Oral Communication Skills||3|
|MAT 220 or MAT 223||Linear Algebra or Differential Equations||4|
|CHE 262 or Science Elective||Organic Chemistry II or 3Science Elective||4|
(14 Credit Hours)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 62
1 MAT 190 is a co-requisite for PHY 151
2 MAT 201 is a co-requisite for PHY 152
3 Chemistry majors should take PHY 151 and PHY 152 as well as CHE 151, CHE 152, CHE 261 and CHE 262. A Physics major should take CHE 151 and CHE 152 as well as PHY 151, PHY 152, PHY 153. Other suggested, but not required electives can come from the following areas: biology, geology, and computer science.