The Physics - Science Transfer Program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue studies in physics, applied physics, computational physics, astronomy, astrophysics, geology, meteorology, material sciences, and other related fields.
This program parallels the first two years of baccalaureate degree programs in physics related fields.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Master a broad set of knowledge concerning the fundamentals in the basic areas of physics (quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, waves, and special relativity).
- Design and carry out experimental investigations, analyze data with appropriate treatment of errors and uncertainties and form conclusions based on the data and analysis.
- Demonstrate the process of scientific inquiry by formulating hypotheses, designing experiments, recording data, using regression and error analysis, analyzing data, making valid conclusions, writing laboratory reports, and presenting experimental results to colleagues in both written and verbal formats.
- Apply critical reasoning skills to model and solve physics related problems and be able to make connections between content learned and real-world example.
- Acquire interpersonal skills and a willingness to work in team.
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Students must have a grade of “C” or better in high school algebra II, geometry, advanced algebra and trigonometry and laboratory chemistry. They must also pass the College’s placement test.