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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Physics

Transfer
AS-T Degree in Physics
AS Degree in Physics

Physics Program
Michael Panunto, Chair (530) 895-2229
Department Office: TE 132 (530) 879-6106
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information: www.assist.org

About the Program
The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements.

AS-T Degree in Physics
The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Physics) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Physics at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories.


To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog.


AS-T Degree in Physics 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding by being able to describe qualitatively the underlying causes of basic physical phenomena.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills by interpreting graphs and schematics and diagnosing realistic physical problems.
  • Demonstrate experimental knowledge through data gathering, judging the accuracy and reliability of data, creating informative graphs, and discussing the limitations of experimental designs.
Required courses for the major: 25 Units

Required Core:


AS Degree in Physics 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate basic experimental knowledge through data gathering, judging the accuracy and reliability of data, creating informative graphs, and discussing the limitations of experimental designs.
  • Demonstrate basic analytical skills by interpreting graphs and schematics and diagnosing realistic physical problems.
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding by being able to describe qualitatively the underlying causes of basic physical phenomena.
Required courses for the major: 39 Units

CHEM 1 General Chemistry I Has prerequisite(s)5
CHEM 2 General Chemistry II Has prerequisite(s)5
MATH 40 Differential Equations Has prerequisite(s)4

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