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2018-2019 Catalog SVC 
    
2018-2019 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics and Astronomy Concentration AS-T Track #2


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This degree is intended to prepare students to transfer to Washington’s public four-year colleges and universities and many private colleges with junior standing and the majority of the prerequisites for selected science, mathematics, and engineering majors completed. This degree partially fulfills the general education requirements as explained in the Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement degree. This degree does not guarantee admission into the major.

Students completing this Associate in Science - Transfer Track #2, AS-T  will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate’s degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution. Each concentration within this degree has additional requirements. Early advising is important to ensure degree completion, for example:

  • Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the transfer institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Some baccalaureate institutions require physics with calculus to meet the physics sequence of 15 credits.
  • Precalculus cannot be used to satisfy the mathematics requirement.
  • Science sequences should not be broken up between institutions (ex: the typical three-quarter physics sequence should be taken entirely at Skagit Valley College). Check with an SVC advisor and transfer institution for specific general chemistry requirements.

Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring.  Selecting and planning courses with a science advisor is strongly recommended to ensure a seamless transition to a science major program at a specific university or four-year college. 

Degree Map


First Year


Total Hours: 12

Total Hours: 15

3rd Quarter


Total Hours: 15

Second Year


4th Quarter


Total Hours: 16

5th Quarter


Total Hours: 16

6th Quarter


Total Hours: 16

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