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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Division

Physics Studies

Program Description

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a CT State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 GPA.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H254 Calculus I 4
Scientific Reasoning CHE*H121 General Chemistry I 4
Program Requirement General Elective1 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Scientific Knowledge CHE*H122 General Chemistry II 4
Program Requirement MAT*H256 Calculus II 4
Program Requirement PHY*H221 Calculus Based Physics I2 4
THIRD SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy/Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning/Information Literacy/Ethics listed 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Program Requirement MAT*H268 Calculus III: Multivariable 4
Program Requirement PHY*H222 Calculus Based Physics II2 4
FOURTH SEMESTER
Creativity Choose any Creativity listed 3
Global Knowledge Choose any Global Knowledge listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirement MAT*H285 Differential Equations 3

Total Credits: 61

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1If you have not taken Physics in high School, you should use this elective to take PHY*H110 Introductory Physics.

2Course only offered in the summer. Offered during the fall or spring at Tunxis, Gateway, Housatonic, Norwalk, CCSU, SCSU, and WCSU.

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