Associate in Science in Physical Sciences

This program allows students to develop a degree plan with an emphasis in the physical sciences. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisers to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

Learning Outcomes

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Formulate hypotheses used in scientific inquiry.
  • Test hypotheses experimentally using a variety
    of techniques.
  • Solve problems in the physical sciences (physics and chemistry) conceptually and quantitatively.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and information in the physical sciences.

Class Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (40 HRS. MIN.)

Communications (9 hrs.)

ENGL 111         Composition and Rhetoric (3)

ENGL 112         Composition and Literature (3)

[or]

ENGL 216         Technical Writing (3)

Any SPCH course (3)

Mathematics (7 hrs. min.)

MATH 150       Pre-Calculus (4)

MATH 155       Trigonometry with Vectors (3)

Laboratory Science (8 hrs.)

CHEM 121       General Chemistry I (3)

CHEM 121L    General Chemistry I Lab (1)

CHEM 122       General Chemistry II (3)

CHEM 122L    General Chemistry II Lab (1)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6-9 hrs.)

Humanities and Fine Arts (6-9 hrs.)

The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences
and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal
15 credit hours.

Health and Wellness (1 hr.)

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (20 HRS. MIN.)

MATH 162       Calculus I (4)

MATH 163       Calculus II (4)

PHYS 161         Calculus Physics I (3)

PHYS 161L      Calculus Physics I Lab (1)

PHYS 162         Calculus Physics II (3)

PHYS 162L      Calculus Physics II Lab (1)

Approved science elective (4)

RELATED REQUIREMENTS: (7 HRS.)

Approved electives (7)

Six credit hours of the A.A. and A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.

  • Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
  • Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)

TOTAL 67 CREDITS MIN.