Physics at College of San Mateo - Associate in Science Degree for Transfer/SB1440: Physics
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AS-TMajor in Physics

Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the associate degree and

Major requirements: 27 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

PHYS 250 Physics with Calculus I 4 units
PHYS 260 Physics with Calculus II 4 units
PHYS 270 Physics with Calculus III 4 units
MATH 251 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 5 units
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 5 units
MATH 253 Calculus with Analytical Geometry III 5 units

Additional Recommended preparation chosen from the following courses. While these additional courses are not required for this degree, completion of these courses will better prepare students for upper division Physics courses at a CSU.

MATH 270 Linear Algebra 3 units       
MATH 275 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 units       
CHEM 210 /220 General Chemistry I and II 10 units
One course in computer programming 4 units

General Education requirements:
Select courses to complete CSU General Education or IGETC or CSU. This degree does not require the CSM AA/AS General Education pattern.

Area A1 Oral Communication 3 units
Area A2 Written Communication 3 units
Area A3 Critical Thinking 3 units
Area B1 Physical Science 3 units
Area B2 Life Science 3 units
Area B3 Science Lab 1 unit
Area B4 Math Concepts 3 units
Area C1 Arts 3 units
Area C2 Humanities 3 units
Area C1 or C2 3 units
Area D Social, Polical, and Economic Institutions 9 units
Area E Lifelong Understanding 3 units


Area 1A English Composition 3 units
Area 1B Critical Thinking/Composition 3 units
Area 1C Oral Communication 3 units
Area 2 Math Concepts 3 units
Area 3A Arts 3 units
Area 3B Humanities 3 units
Area 3A or 3B 3 units
Area 4 Social and Behavioral Science 9 units
Area 5A Physical Science 3 units
Area 5B Biological Science 3 units
Area 5C Either 5A or 5B must be a lab course 1 unit

Additional CSU tranferable courses based on student interest to reach 60 transferable units total.