Physics seeks to understand the fundamental laws that govern the universe, from galaxies to subatomic particles. Individuals who want to prepare for transfer to a senior institution should work closely with their advisors to devise suitable associate of science degree programs.
The Associate of Science in Physics degree emphasizes the traditional foundations for physics at the freshman and sophomore level. It provides basic education in physics and cognate areas such as chemistry and mathematics, as well as sufficient flexibility to allow students to transfer to a variety of bachelor’s degree programs in physics. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.
Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 Credits
Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.
Transfer and General Electives selected in consultation with advisor.
Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year program in physics or physics education will need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest. These students should take courses from the following list of suggested electives in consultation with their advisors.