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.
The General Education courses and General Elective courses listed in the above sequence are recommended courses to fullfill the degree. Any changes to these courses should be discussed with an adivsor.
**Remedial education courses may result in additional semesters of study.