The Associate in Science in Physics for UC Transfer Degree is intended for Rio Hondo College students planning to transfer to the University of California (UC) system as physics majors. Along with completing the degree requirements, students must comply with the following in order to be guaranteed admission* to a UC campus participating in the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program:

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 (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 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE | 3.0 | |

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IGETC 3A - ArtsGE | 3.0† | |

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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)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† | |

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

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Total Semester Units: | 14.0† | |

Summer 1 | ||

CHEM 120 - Introduction to ChemistryM | 5.0 | |

CHEM 120 - Introduction to Chemistry (5.0 units)
This one-semester course is designed for students intending to major in science or engineering. The course primarily prepares students for CHEM130; additionally, it fulfills the General Education requirement in the physical sciences. This course introduces the fundamental principles of general chemistry, with emphasis on chemical nomenclature and quantitative problems in chemistry. The lecture presents classical and modern chemistry, including atomic theory, periodic properties, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, acids and bases, gas laws, and solutions. The laboratory introduces the techniques of experimental chemistry with examples from all areas of chemistry. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 5.0 | |

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. | ||

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

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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. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 14.0† | |

4th Semester | ||

CHEM 130 - General Chemistry IM | 5.0 | |

CHEM 130 - General Chemistry I (5.0 units)
This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence designed for students intending to major in science and engineering. The lecture course covers classical and modern chemistry, with applications in stoichiometry and classical atomic theory of chemistry, periodic properties, gas laws, modern quantum theory of atomic and molecular structure and periodic properties, thermochemistry, liquids and solids, and solution chemistry. The laboratory introduces experimental chemistry with examples from all areas of chemistry. | ||

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. | ||

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. | ||

IGETC 7 - Ethnic StudiesGE | 3.0 | |

Notes: Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 15.0 | |

Summer 2 | ||

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: | 4.5 | |

5th Semester | ||

CHEM 140 - General Chemistry IIM | 5.0 | |

CHEM 140 - General Chemistry II (5.0 units)
CHEM 140 is a continuation of CHEM 130. Theory and techniques of elementary physical chemistry are stressed. Emphasis is placed on the dynamics of chemical change using thermodynamics and reaction kinetics as the major tools. A thorough treatment of equilibrium is given, with many examples of acid/base, buffer, solubility, and complex ions. Entropy and free energy, electrochemistry, coordination compounds and a brief introduction to organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry are presented. Various analytical techniques used in modern chemistry are introduced. Descriptive chemistry of representative metallic and nonmetallic elements is included. The Laboratory introduces experimental chemistry with examples from areas of kinetics, equilibrium, acid/base and buffer preparation, differential titration, electrochemistry, and qualitative analysis. Modern instrumental methods are used in some exercises. | ||

Select one: MATH 251 / MATH 260 / MATH 270 M | 4.0† | |

MATH 251 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (5.0 units)
This course is an introduction to ordinary differential equations and linear algebra, and is designed for STEM majors who do not need separate courses in linear algebra and differential equations. Topics in this course include first order ordinary differential equations, including separable, linear, homogeneous of degree zero, Bernoulli, and exact equations with applications and numerical methods; solutions to higher order differential equations using undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, and power series, with applications; solutions to linear and non-linear systems of differential equations, including numerical solutions; matrix algebra, solutions of linear systems of equations, and determinants; vector spaces, including the Gram-Schmidt procedure; and linear transformations, kernel and range, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization, and symmetric matrices. MATH 260 - Linear Algebra (4.0 units)
This course is an introductory study of linear algebra with applications to problems in the physical and social sciences. It includes the solution of systems of linear equations, matrix algebra with inverses, determinants, vectors and vector spaces, linear transformations, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, orthogonality and diagonalization. This course is required for engineering, physics, computer science and mathematics majors. MATH 270 - Differential Equations (4.0 units)
This course covers ordinary differential equations with applications in the physical and social sciences. It includes a study of linear and nonlinear first-order differential equations, linear higher order differential equations, systems of differential equations, the power series solution of differential equations, and Laplace transforms. The course is a continuation of MATH 190, MATH 191, and MATH 250, and is required for all Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics majors. | ||

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE | 3.0† | |

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

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Total Semester Units: | 15.0† | |

Total Units for Physics for UC Transfer Degree (UCTP) AS-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU) | 81.0† | |

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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