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Associate Degree for Transfer

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Physics for Transfer

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The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer Degree at Los Medanos College prepares students to transfer into a curriculum at a 4 year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in physics.  This major will introduce students to many areas of study including engineering, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and certain specialized majors such as architecture.

To achieve the Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer from Los Medanos College students must (1) complete the Physics degree requirements; (2) fulfill CSU-General Education requirements; or IGETC (3) complete 60 college transferrable units; and (4) obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0. 

Required Courses:

PHYS 040

Physics for Scientists and Engineers I   


PHYS 041

Physics for Scientists and Engineers II  


PHYS 042

Physics for Scientists and Engineers III 


MATH 050 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I           4
MATH 060 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II          4
MATH 070 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III         4

Total units required for major is 24 Units



A minimum of 36 units of general education coursework is also required by the CSU General Education-or IGETC Breadth Requirements in the catalog.

Physics Transfer Major Requirements:
24 units in Physics Program Requirements;
36  units in General Education-Breadth Requirement.

8  units may double count toward the 24 unit major preparation and the CSU GE pattern. The major requires 60 total units; double counting units does not lower the required unit count for the degree.  The balance of double counted units would be made up with CSU or IGETC transferable elective classes.  If you are double counting units between the major and the CSU GE or IGETC pattern, you must take an additional 8 elective units to reach the 60-unit requirement for the Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer.  See a counselor or department faculty for more information on suggested electives.