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 Algebra II. 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.