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Natural Sciences

Physics - Science Transfer

Program Code: PHY.AS
Associate in Science Degree

This program parallels the first two years of baccalaureate degree programs in physics related fields. The major prepares graduates to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue studies in physics, applied physics, computational physics, astronomy, astrophysics, geology, meteorology, material sciences, and other related fields.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion.

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Semester I

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

1-3

Students may satisfy this requirement with any HED or PED course.

Semester II

Semester III

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

Semester IV

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

OR

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

4

Select from CHM-221 (lecture) with CHM-227 (lab), SCI-155, SCI-157, SCI-158, SCI-256 or a course with permission of the department chairperson. Please see catalog for appropriate prerequisites.

Total Credits 62 - 65

Contact Information

Contact Name: Donna Howell, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2592
Contact Email: dhowell@middlesexcc.edu 
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/natural-sciences/

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn if they study Science Transfer?

Students concentrate on theoretical and applied physics, and mathematics. This prepares them to meet the challenges of advanced physics in professional careers.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

Students must have a grade of “C” or better in high school algebra II, geometry, advanced algebra and trigonometry, laboratory chemistry and laboratory physics. They must also pass the College’s placement test.

Can students transfer to a four-year college or university?

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all of the lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements with private institutions may provide similar transfer provisions. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.
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