Nov 15, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics AS

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Program Description

Physics concerns the study of the laws that govern nature, encompassing the smallest subatomic particles to the furthest reaches of the observable universe.  As an experimental science, there is a close interplay between theoretical results and experiments via the scientific method.  The program includes the study of classical mechanics and electricity and magnetism.  Physics majors develop highly valued skills such as problem solving, analysis, and logical thinking, which allows them to pursue a wide range of careers in research, education, computer programming and engineering.

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Communicate physics information, orally or in written form.
  • Solve physics problems..
  • Apply the code of conduct within the physics profession.
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Conduct physics experiments.


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Student Organizations

You are encouraged to join the Sci-π Club at West Campus where you will have opportunities to interact with other students interested in science and math.  For more information, speak with your mathematics professor or stop by the Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on how this degree transfers to other colleges and universities on the Physics Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 27

Mathematics and Science requirements are satisfied through Specialized Course Requirements.

Humanities 6 Hours

General Education Recommended Electives 3 hours

Required Electives 3 hours

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 33

Total Credit Hours: 60

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.  
Physical Education activity classes do not count toward the graduation requirements for this degree.

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