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Physics (AS)

Associate in Science (AS)

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 Lance Olson
 Lance Olson 
Math and Sciences Chair; Assistant Professor
701.774.4230

 

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    Degree Requirements

    16 credits completed in residence
    2.00 (C) grade point average
    62 total credits
    ASC 100-Freshman Seminar

    Associate in Science (AS)
    General Education Requirements

    The physics curriculum is designed with considerable flexibility in order to accommodate the variety of interests, plans, and needs of the major. At the same time, it provides a broad and thorough understanding of the fundamental ideas and concepts related to the physical world surrounding us. Using this broad base, which stresses fundamentals, the undergraduate may enter graduate work in one of the pure or applied sciences or one of the non-sciences such as education, business administration, law, journalism, or philosophy.  She or he may also choose to pursue a career in education, industry, government, or business.

    The curriculum outlined below is based on most common baccalaureate program requirements.  Students may earn an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts at WSC, but must transfer to a baccalaureate campus to complete a Bachelor's degree in Physics.

    Suggested Courses                                                                          Credits

    BIOL 124
    CHEM 121
    CHEM 122
    CSCI 122
    CSCI 160
    CSCI 161
    ENGR 101
    ENGR 201
    ENGR 202
    GEOL 105
    MATH 165
    MATH 166
    MATH 265
    MATH 266
    PHYS 251
    PHYS 252
    SPAN 101
    SPAN 102

    Environmental Science L/L
    General Chemistry I L/L
    General Chemistry II L/L
    Visual Basic
    Computer Science I
    Computer Science II
    Graphical Communications
    Statics
    Dynamics
    Physical Geology L/L
    Calculus I
    Calculus II
    Calculus III
    Introduction to Differential Equations
    University Physics I L/L
    University Physics II L/L
    First Year Spanish I
    First Year Spanish II

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    Depending on math background, MATH 102, 103, and/or 105 may be required.

    The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. For specific baccalaureate degree requirements, students should consult the catalog of the campus to which they intend to transfer.