HEGIS Code: 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: LAPH-AS

     The Physics Option is for students planning a career in scientific research, applied science or science teaching. Graduates of this program usually transfer as juniors to four-year colleges where they pursue the baccalaureate degree before proceeding to graduate school and professional study in their chosen field.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

Entering students must have a minimum high school average of 80 including three years of science and completion of high school mathematics sequence through Algebra2/Trig. or equivalent. Students already enrolled in college need MAT111. Students are admitted on a rolling basis, fall and spring, with most students who meet minimum standards admitted.

NOTE: Upper-level science courses are currently not offered at the Eastern Campus on a regular basis. Eastern Campus science students may be required to complete the upper-level science sequence at the Ammerman Campus.

FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
  LIB101: Introduction to College Research (Recommended)
or COL101: College Seminar
  CST112: Introduction to Programming 4
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  MAT141: Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 4

SECOND SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
  MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
PHY130 / 132: Physics I 4

THIRD SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
or HIS107: Modern World History
  MAT203: Calculus with Analytical Geometry III 4
  MAT204: Differential Equations 4
PHY230 / 232: Physics II 4

FOURTH SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
  Foreign Language Elective 3
  MAT206: Linear Algebra 4
PHY245/ 246: Physics III 4
PHY247/ 248: Physics IV 4
  Social Sciences Elective 3


These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
  NOTES: 1) Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY General Education Requirements for selecting courses.
2) See Transfer Agreements for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.