The **Associate in Science in for Transfer (AS-T) **degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Physics and Physics Education majors at a CSU campus that offers a Physics baccalaureate degree.

Physics will prepare those students interested in laying a foundation for further study and for a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Physics Education. Since physics is the most basic of sciences, this degree will also satisfy the lower division requirements for a variety of baccalaureate degrees including, Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.Course | Units | Typically Offered |

1st Semester | ||

Select one: MATH 190 / MATH 190H (CSU GE B4)M | 4.0 | |

MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190 is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This is the first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable. It includes topics in functions, limits, and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 190 is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This is the first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable. It includes topics of functions, limits, and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. | ||

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (CSU GE A2)GE | 3.5 | |

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)
This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays that incorporate sources necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in researching, evaluating, and incorporating sources, and in learning critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original documented essays. The writing workshop component of the course is designed to assist students with improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete writing workshop activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual or small group conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication. | ||

CSU GE F - Ethnic StudiesGE | 3.0 | |

Notes: Select one: | ||

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE | 3.0 | |

Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 13.5 | |

2nd Semester | ||

MATH 191 - Calculus IIM | 4.0 | |

MATH 191 - Calculus II (4.0 units)
This semester-long course continues the study of calculus begun in MATH 190. The course includes techniques of integration, improper integrals, anti-derivatives, applications of the definite integral, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, series, polar equations, and parametric equations. This course is the second course of the calculus sequence required of all engineering, physics, and mathematics majors. | ||

PHY 211 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - I (CSU GE B1 & B3)M | 4.0 | |

PHY 211 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - I (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a three-semester sequence designed for students transferring to four-year institutions with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, momentum, and conservation principles. | ||

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

US HISTORY (CSU GE D)GE | 3.0 | |

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 14.0† | |

Summer 1 | ||

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

CSU ElectiveGE | 3.0 | |

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 6.0† | |

3rd Semester | ||

MATH 250 - Calculus IIIM | 4.0 | |

MATH 250 - Calculus III (4.0 units)
This course involves a study of functions of two or more variables using the principles of calculus, vector analysis, and parametric equations. Also included is a study of solid regions using partial differentiation, vector analysis, and multiple integration, as well as a study of vector calculus topics including line and surface integrals, Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem, and the divergence theorem. This is the third course of the calculus sequence required for engineering, physics, and mathematics majors. | ||

PHY 212 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - IIM | 4.0 | |

PHY 212 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - II (4.0 units)
This course is the second of a three-semester sequence designed for students transferring to four-year institutions with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, momentum, and conservation principles. | ||

CSU GE C2 - HumanitiesGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE | 3.0 | |

Select one: SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 120, 140 | ||

Total Semester Units: | 14.0† | |

4th Semester | ||

PHY 213 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - IIIM | 4.0 | |

PHY 213 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - III (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a three-semester sequence designed for students transferring to four-year institutions with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered include electric fields, electric potential, current, circuits, magnetic fields, Gauss' law, Ampere's law, Maxwell's equations, induction, and electromagnetic waves. | ||

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE | 3.0† | |

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Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE | 3.0 | |

POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 13.0† | |

Total Units for Physics AS-T program (Transfer to CSU) | 60.5† | |

AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor. |

† | Some classes may have higher units |

M | Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement |

GE | General Education course |

EL | Elective Course |

Course | Units | Typically Offered |

1st Semester | ||

Select one: MATH 190 / MATH 190H (IGETC 2A)M | 4.0 | |

MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190 is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This is the first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable. It includes topics in functions, limits, and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 190 is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This is the first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable. It includes topics of functions, limits, and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. | ||

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (IGETC 1A)GE | 3.5 | |

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)
This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays that incorporate sources necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in researching, evaluating, and incorporating sources, and in learning critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original documented essays. The writing workshop component of the course is designed to assist students with improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete writing workshop activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual or small group conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication. | ||

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

UC ElectiveEL | 3.0 | |

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 13.5† | |

2nd Semester | ||

MATH 191 - Calculus IIM | 4.0 | |

MATH 191 - Calculus II (4.0 units)
This semester-long course continues the study of calculus begun in MATH 190. The course includes techniques of integration, improper integrals, anti-derivatives, applications of the definite integral, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, series, polar equations, and parametric equations. This course is the second course of the calculus sequence required of all engineering, physics, and mathematics majors. | ||

PHY 211 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - I (IGETC 5A & 5C)M | 4.0 | |

PHY 211 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - I (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a three-semester sequence designed for students transferring to four-year institutions with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, momentum, and conservation principles. | ||

IGETC 3B - HumanitiesGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

IGETC 7 - Ethnic StudiesGE | 3.0 | |

Notes: Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 14.0† | |

Summer 1 | ||

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE | 4.5 | |

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 7.5† | |

3rd Semester | ||

MATH 250 - Calculus IIIM | 4.0 | |

MATH 250 - Calculus III (4.0 units)
This course involves a study of functions of two or more variables using the principles of calculus, vector analysis, and parametric equations. Also included is a study of solid regions using partial differentiation, vector analysis, and multiple integration, as well as a study of vector calculus topics including line and surface integrals, Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem, and the divergence theorem. This is the third course of the calculus sequence required for engineering, physics, and mathematics majors. | ||

PHY 212 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - IIM | 4.0 | |

PHY 212 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - II (4.0 units)
This course is the second of a three-semester sequence designed for students transferring to four-year institutions with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, momentum, and conservation principles. | ||

IGETC 3A or 3B - Arts or HumanitiesGE | 3.0† | |

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US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE | 3.0 | |

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 14.0† | |

4th Semester | ||

PHY 213 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - IIIM | 4.0 | |

PHY 213 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - III (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a three-semester sequence designed for students transferring to four-year institutions with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered include electric fields, electric potential, current, circuits, magnetic fields, Gauss' law, Ampere's law, Maxwell's equations, induction, and electromagnetic waves. | ||

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE | 3.0 | |

POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program. | ||

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE | 3.0 | |

Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 13.0† | |

Total Units for Physics AS-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU) | 62.0† | |

AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor. |

† | Some classes may have higher units |

M | Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement |

GE | General Education course |

EL | Elective Course |

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