Associate in Science
The curriculum in the Physics Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate of Science degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors in engineering, biological sciences, or physics, earning the associate degree may also support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. The Physics Associate of Science degree allows the student to add course work toward alternative goals as mentioned above. For example, starting with a Physics AS degree, the student could customize their coursework to transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of an engineering degree.
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Associate in Science for Transfer
The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree provides a foundation in physics and mathematics for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in physics or physics education. This background should provide students with the tools to successfully complete a bachelor's degree. Students who complete the Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer. Graduation Requirements The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees: Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education Breadth Requirements. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.Students must earn a "C" (or "P" Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.