Physics Emphasis

A.S. (TTP)

Program Information

Career Community: S.T.E.M.
Degree Type: A.S. (TTP)
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Physics Emphasis A.S. TTP?


The Physics Emphasis A.S. TTP: General Transfer Major is designed for students passionate about physics and seeking a seamless transition to a four-year institution. This program offers a robust curriculum in physics principles, mathematical modeling, and experimentation, aligned with Tennessee Transfer Pathways for easy credit transfer. Graduates are well-prepared for advanced studies and careers in research, academia, engineering, and technology fields that leverage a strong foundation in physics.

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.


Program Outcomes

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

  • Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  • 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.
  • Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public importance.
  • Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and 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.

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Classes You Might Take

Physics Emphasis: General Transfer Major, A.S. (TTP)

  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • HIST 2010 or HIST 2310: Early US History or Early World History (3 credits)
  • MATH 1900 – Scientific Programming (3 credits)
  • MATH 1910 – Calculus I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • HIST 2020 or HIST 2320 – Modern US History or Modern World History (3 credits)
  • MUS 1030 – Introduction to Music (3 credits)
  • PHYS 2110 – Calculus Based Physics I (4 credits)
  • MATH 1920 – Calculus II (4 credits)
  • ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2210 or ENGL 2310 –  Early American Literature or Early British Literature or Early Modern Literature (3 credits)
  • MATH 2110 – Calculus III (4 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • PHYS 2120 – Calculus Based Physics II (4 credits)
  • SOCI 1010 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • MATH 2010 – Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MATH 2120 – Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • ART 2000 – Art History Survey I (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1030 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

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