PHYSICS

A.S. DEGREE

Description
The Physics A.S. degree program prepares students to transfer and earn a Baccalaureate degree in Physics or a related area, by providing both physics and general education courses that parallel the first two years at a four-year institution. 

Program Learning Outcomes
1.Solve various problems by applying a fundamental understanding of the basic principles of physics and mathematics
2.Design and conduct experiments 
3.Analyze and interpret the results of experiments
4.Develop skill in using computers for data acquisition and analysis
5.Develop skill in using computers for mathematical modeling
6.Display effective presentation/communication skills


Requirements for Program Entrance
Physics requirement: Regents Physics (exam score >/= 70) OR PHY 145 (grade of C or better).

Math requirement: HS Precalculus (exam score >/= 83) OR Level 10 Math at MCC OR MTH 175 (grade of C or better). 

Chemistry requirement: Regents Chemistry (exam score >/= 70) OR CHE 145 (grade of C or better).


Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER

ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 210 Calculus I
4
CHE 151 General College Chemistry I 
4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2
First Semester Total:
16
SECOND SEMESTER

MTH 211 Calculus II
4
CHE 152 General College Chemistry II 
4
PHY 161 University Physics 1
4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELECTIVE
3
Second Semester Total:
15
THIRD SEMESTER

MTH 212 Calculus III
4
CSC 101 Introduction to Object-oriented Programming
4
PHY 261 University Physics II
4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY H) ELECTIVE*
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SUNY-FL) ELECTIVE
3
Total Third Total:
18
FOURTH SEMESTER

MTH 225 Differential Equations
4
MTH 230 Linear Algebra
4
PHY 262 Modern Physics
4
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
64
*Choose any SUNY-H course that also fulfills MCC-VE

Revised: 8/1/2018