Physics Emphasis

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Physics Emphasis

A.S. (TTP)

Expected Hours for A.S. (TTP) Degree

62

What is Physics Emphasis: General Transfer Major?

The Physics Emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor’s degree granting institution.  Nearly 90% of all physicists work in medicine, industry, education or other professions.

What will I learn?

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:


  1. Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  2. Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical

methodologies.

  1. Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or

public importance.

  1. Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  2. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  3. Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.

What can I do with this degree?

This A.S. degree provides the necessary training and knowledge required for admission to a four year institution. Physicists with a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree are in great demand for their analytical skills in many financial, fund management and research roles, in law, as weather forecasters, computer programmers and as physics and science teachers.


The Physicist might work in a laboratory, designing materials for computer chips, or smashing atomic particles.  Physicists have orbited the earth and explored the oceans.  They also build instruments that diagnose disease; develop better and more efficient fuels for cars and homes; calculate the movement of arctic glaciers and create smaller, faster electronic components for computers.  Other career options include high school teaching, government, and the military.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

Cleveland State Community College Program offers Physics Emphasis (TTP): Transfer Degree (AS): if you plan to continue to a four-year institution.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

HIST 1110/2010

World Civilization I/American History I

3

MATH 1900

Scientific Programming

3

MATH 1910

Calculus I

4


Fall Milestones

  • ACT Math score of 26 or higher is required in order to register for MATH 1910 which otherwise will let you register to lower level math courses.
  • Successful completion of ENGL 1010 required for progression to ENGL 1020.
  • Successful completion of 1910 is required for progression to PHYS 2110.
  • MATH 1910 with a grade of C or better is required for progression to MATH 1920.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

ENGL 1020

English Composition II

3

HIST 1120/2020

World Civilization II/American History II

3

HUM 1010

Humanities I

3

PHYS 2110

Calculus Based Physics I

4

MATH 1920

Calculus II

4

Spring Milestones
  • Successful completion of ENGL 1020 is required for progression to ENGL 2110/2210/2310.
  • Successful completion of PHYS 2110 required for progression to PHYS 2120.
  • Successful completion of MATH 1920 is required for progression to MATH 2110.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.

  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

ENGL 2110/2210/2310

Early American Literature/Early British Literature/Early Modern Literature

3

MATH 2110

Calculus III

4

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

PHYS 2120

Calculus Based Physics II

4

SOCI 1010

Introduction to Sociology

3

Fall Milestones
  • Successful completion of MATH 2110 required for progression to MATH 2120.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

MATH 2010

Linear Algebra

3

MATH 2120

Differential Equations

3

HUM 1020

Humanities II

3

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3

Subtotal

62


Spring Milestones

  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on CougarNet.
  • Complete program test and exit exam in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.


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