Life Sciences/Physics

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Life Sciences (Physics)

Credits required 63/64

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program Code:  LF

Concentration Code:  LFPH

Program Goals Statement

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Physics or a related field.  The goal is to provide students with a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills that they will need to succeed at a four-year institution.

Program Information

  • This program is designed to prepare students who plan to transfer to a four year institution and major in Physics or a related field.
  • Students will be introduced to each of the four major branches of physics: mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and modern physics.  This gives students a strong foundation on which to build the last two years of a Physics major.
  • All General Education requirements will be met.

After BCC

  • Transfer to a four-year institution and take the last two years of a major related to Physics. These include Physics, Astrophysics, Applied Physics, Mathematics, or Engineering, among others.
  • Consider utilizing the MassTransfer program to make a seamless transfer to a state university.
  • Visit bristolcc.edu/transfer for more information on transferring.
  • Physics majors can go on to teach or research within the field of physics, but could also be a data analyst, software developer, materials scientist, patent agent, health physicist, science writer, and more.  Some physics majors even end up working in finance or government.
 

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

SCI 117History and Philosophy of Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:19

Elective Courses - Choose 1 Social - Ethical

GVT 111U.S. Government

3 credits

GVT 112Comparative Government

3 credits

GVT 251State and Local Government

3 credits

PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

PHL 152Ethics: Making Ethical Decisions in a Modern World

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Elective Courses - Choose 1 Technical Literacy

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 155Introduction to C++ Programming

3 credits

CIS 156Visual Basic

3 credits

CIS 157Object-Oriented JAVA Programming I

4 credits

CIS 158Introduction to Procedural Programming

4 credits

Or

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:26

Program Courses

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

MTH 253Calculus III

4 credits

MTH 254Ordinary Differential Equations

3 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

And

PHY 102Technical Physics II

4 credits

Or

PHY 211General Physics I

4 credits

And

PHY 212General Physics II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:31

Program Electives - Choose 4 of the following

AST 211Instroduction to Astrophysics(Short)

4 credits

AST 212Introduction to Astrophysics II

4 credits

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

BIO 122Fundamentals of Biological Science II

4 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

CHM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry II

4 credits

EGR 231Electrical Engineering I

3 credits

And

EGR 233Electrical Engineering I Laboratory

1 credit

EGR 232Electrical Engineering II

3 credits

And

EGR 234Electrical Engineering II Laboratory

1 credit

EGR 251Statics

3 credits

And

EGR 253Advanced Statics

1 credit

EGR 255Thermodynamics

3 credits

PHY 120Introduction to Modern Physics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:42

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

SCI 117History and Philosophy of Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

Or

PHY 211General Physics I

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:21

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Program Elective

3 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

MTH 253Calculus III

4 credits

PHY 102Technical Physics II

4 credits

Or

PHY 212General Physics II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:12-18

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Program Electives

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

MTH 254Ordinary Differential Equations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-6
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