Physics

Associate of Science Degree

Center for Math & Science
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Physics Designation

The Associate of Science degree with a designation in physics is a two-year program designed for you to graduate and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in physics.

In this field of science, you will learn the laws of physics, which govern everything in the universe from small bits of matter to the largest star. In addition, you will explore chemistry and calculus. Physics is a prerequisite to any in-depth study of the sciences and technologies and it leads to careers in a variety of industries.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CHE 111 General College Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1 1 5
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 201 Calculus I: GT-MA1 1,3 5
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
MAT 202 Calculus II: GT-MA1 5
PHY 211 Physics Calculus Based I with Lab: GT-SC1 5
Choose One Elective 4
Computer Science I: (Language)  
General College Chemistry II with Lab: GT-SC1  
 Subtotal17
Third Semester
PHY 212 Physics Calculus-Based II with Lab: GT-SC1 5
Choose One Mathematics Course 4
Calculus III: GT-MA1  
Calculus III with Engineer Applications: GT-MA1  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Archaeology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
PHY 213 Physics III: Calculus Based Modern Physics 3
Choose One Mathematics Elective 3
Differential Equations: GT-MA1  
Differential Equations with Linear Algebra  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits60
1

Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

Requires prerequisite coursework: MAT 121 and MAT 122. See an academic advisor for specific information.