Jun 13, 2021
Transfers to: CWU, EWU, UW, WSU, WWU, Western Governor’s University, and WA private colleges
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 physics majors completed. This degree partially fulfills the general education requirements as explained in the AA-DTA degree. You will need to take additional credits from Social Science and the Humanities Distribution Areas at SVC or the four-year transfer institution to satisfy bachelor’s degree requirements.
Selecting and planning courses with an physics advisor is strongly recommended to ensure a seamless transition to a physics major program at a specific university or four-year college. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in order to major in a specialized program should research the prerequisite requirements at the four-year schools and work very closely with their advisor to plan the appropriate coursework.
Students must complete a minimum of 90 credits in transferable courses numbered 100 or above which include General Education courses plus a specific science or engineering major option with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. At least 25 college-level credits must be earned at SVC with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Additional General Education Requirements (GERs) must be completed at the four-year school where the student transfers.
Courses with an ampersand (&) are Common Course Numbering courses. Courses with an asterisk indicate labs
1. First Quarter Experience (2 cr.)
2. Communications Skills (5 cr.)
3. Quantitative Skills (10 cr.)
4. Integrative Learning Experiences
- Two Integrative Learning Experiences (ILE) are required. One ILE must be a Learning Community. The second ILE may be another Learning Community or an Integrative Experience.
- A Learning Community (LC) is the integrated combination of two or more courses from different areas of inquiry (e.g. sociology and literature, physics and math, etc.) Learning Communities are indicated in the course schedule.
- Integrative Experiences (IEs) are typically seminar courses in which students use an interdisciplinary approach for a specific topic or current issue (e.g. Ethics in Science). Integrative Experience seminars are indicated in the course schedule.
Note: Integrative Learning Experiences specifically designed for this degree may be offered; consult your advisor for information.
5. Diversity Requirement
At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. Students should use the SVC online quarterly class schedule search or consult with their faculty advisor or counselor to identify courses that fulfill this requirement.
6. Distribution Requirements (15 cr.)
Select credits from two distribution areas (Social Science and Humanities). Eligible courses for each distribution area are listed in the AA-DTA degree section of this catalog. These courses may also satisfy the Integrative Learning Experiences or Diversity requirement.
- 5 credits in Social Sciences
- 5 credits in Humanities
- 5 credits in either Social Sciences or Humanities
7. Course Requirements (48 cr.)
- MATH& 153 - Calculus III (5)
- MATH 204 - Elementary Linear Algebra (5)
- MATH 238 - Ordinary Differential Equations (5)
- CHEM& 161 - General Chem w/Lab I (5)
- PHYS& 231 - Engineering Phys Lab I (1) and
- PHYS& 241 - Engineering Physics I (5)
- PHYS& 232 - Engineering Phys Lab II (1) and
- PHYS& 242 - Engineering Physics II (5)
- PHYS& 233 - Engineering Phys Lab III (1) and
- PHYS& 243 - Engineering Physics III (5)
- At least 2 electives from the following (10 cr.): ASTR& 100, ASTR& 101, CHEM& 162, CHEM& 163, CS 142, CS 143, CS 210, CS 211, ENGL& 235, ENGR& 104, ENGR& 214, GEOL& 101, MATH& 254
(check with advisors at SVC and the 4-year university to which you will transfer)
Electives should include any college-level math prerequisites (Math &141 or &142, if needed). See your SVC advisor for specific courses recommended for your major; check with your 4-year university for world-language requirements. A maximum of five non-transferable “gray area” credits may be applied toward the 90-credit minimum for the degree.