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Associate of Science General Transfer - Physics Pathway

Associate of Science General Transfer - Physics Pathway

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.

The Physics Pathway of the Associate of Science emphasizes transfer preparation for students to pursue a bachelor's degree in science.  An Associate of Science degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required within a Bachelor’s degree.  Courses in this pathway focus on mathematics and the natural sciences including chemistry, physics, and Calculus.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Science program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio. 

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Science degree in Physics a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Course Title Credits
CHM 1210 General Chemistry I 5
MTH 2200 Calculus I 5
ENG 1111 English I 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology  
or PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
FYE 1101 College Success 1
CHM 1220 General Chemistry II 5
MTH 2220 Calculus II 5
ENG 1112 English II 3
PLS 2300 Introduction to International Relations 3
PHY 2501 College Physics I with Calculus 5
MTH 2242 Multivariable Calculus 5
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
PHY 2502 College Physics II with Calculus 5
MTH 2430 Differential Equations 4
ENG 1600 Introduction to Literature 3
-- Linear Algebra* (Course Sharing) 3
  Total credit hours 64
*Not currently offered at Clark State.  Consult with advisor for course sharing options.

All students pursuing the Associate of Science degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Science degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Transfer Information

Students seeking a transfer degree should plan the details of their program of study at Clark State according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult their academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes.

Pathway options for transferability to other state institutions is available at

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Nick Schmall Assistant Professor, Physics