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Physics, A.S. (047.1) ♦

Allegheny, Boyce, South
Associate of Science

This program prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution with a broad college background and skill and knowledge in physics.

Graduates may earn a Bachelor’s degree and prepare for graduate training in many scientific fields.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate qualitative understandings of physical processes and concepts in nature.
  2. Solve theoretical and application-based problems regarding physical processes using proper quantitative methods.
  3. Describe the physics behind phenomena observed in everyday life, including new scientific ideas, concepts and connections to other scientific disciplines.
  4. Communicate, both verbally and in writing, experimental findings through acquiring, analyzing and interpreting scientific data.

Degree Requirements

Total: 14 Credits

Total: 14–15 Credits

Total: 18–19 Credits

Fourth Semester

Total: 15–18 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 61–66

Students are to choose their restricted electives based upon joint consultation with a Physics faculty member and a counselor, especially those students using the TAOC program to program transfer.

Transfer Opportunities

The keystone icon indicates that this particular CCAC program is a Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (TAOC) approved Associate Degree program. All credits earned in this program are accepted by any state system college in Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, including California University of Pennsylvania , Carlow University , Clarion University of Pennsylvania , Edinboro University of Pennsylvania , Indiana University of Pennsylvania , and Slippery Rock University . Other articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to Robert Morris University .

It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.