Bachelor's programs in physics are based on an in-depth foundation of sequential
coursework in science and math, while upper-division coursework provides the preparation
necessary for graduate studies and/or work in industry. Multiple tracks are often
available. For example, some institutions offer a specialty in applied physics or
certification for high school teaching. To transfer as a junior into a bachelor's
physics program students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Students
should be aware that because of differences among schools in the number of credits
for which various courses are offered and the possible need for prerequisite courses,
it may be difficult to complete an Associate in Science degree without taking more
credits than will be accepted in a transfer. Students planning on a physics major
should select courses in consultation with an advisor.
Be sure to consult the institution you plan on transferring to for course articulations.
Updated: September 28, 2010
The major panel courses recommended will be accepted as credit toward the major at the receiving institutions listed.
Credit will either be accepted as a course equivalent or be counted as elective credit toward fulfilling the requirements of the major.
- Once a transfer institution is chosen, students should consult the appropriate transfer guide as soon as possible for guidance on the most successful transfer path .Click here to view other Articulation Agreements..
- Note that if the receiving institution does not offer the course or does not offer it at the lower-division level, the student will receive elective lower-division major credit for the course but may be required to take the course at the upper division level.
- Receiving institutions may still require additional lower division courses to satisfy the major requirements, but students transferring should be able to complete the remaining courses in the same time that a native student can be reasonably expected to do so.
- Approval of this list of recommended courses does not guarantee that the student will be admitted to the receiving institution or to that major.
The following institutions have agreed to the major courses listed below:
| PART I: Physics IAI Major Recommendations
| PART II: Physics IAI GECC Recommendations
||Minimum 37 semester credits