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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics AS

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Program Description

Do you wonder what subatomic particles have in common with the furthest reaches of the observable universe? Do you enjoy problem solving, analysis and logical thinking? If you do then physics is the program for you!

The physics program provides students with a solid foundation in the concepts of physics including the study of classical mechanics, electricity, light, magnetism, thermodynamics and wave motion. Lay the foundation for a professional program in physics or engineering at a four-year institution by graduating with your Associate in Science degree in two years.

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

Great opportunities for networking, professional development, community service, resume-building and just having fun with other like-minded students are available through the Club of Medical and Natural Sciences at the southeast campus and the Sci-π Club at the west campus. For more information, contact the Science and Mathematics or 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 AS Program Map    

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 24

(Mathematics and Science requirements are satisfied through Specialized Course Requirements.)

Humanities 6 Hours

See the General Education Requirements  for the course list.

General Education Required Electives 3 hours

General Education Recommended Electives 3 hours

Select courses from the Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives .

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 36

Total Credit Hours: 60

  • Additional preparatory course work may be required if students do not meet a minimum placement score on a secondary placement test. In this case, the total credit hours required to complete the degree will exceed 60. If additional Math is required, it will fill any open General Education electives. If General Education electives have already been met, then this degree could require up to 65-66 hours to complete. See your academic advisor for more information.

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