Physics

The Physics area of study is designed for students planning to transfer to a senior college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students concentrate on building a strong foundation in the sciences and mathematics. The physics curriculum is appropriate for students interested in: (1) industrial research; (2) liberal arts background for the medical professions; (3) teaching of physics or physical science; (4) continued education in related fields such as astronomy, meteorology, physical oceanography, alternate energy, or selected engineering programs.

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 6
MATH 222 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I  5
MATH 223 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II  4
CHEM 130 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
PHYS 211 ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MECHANICS  4
LIFE SCIENCE * 4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 132 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
MATH 224 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III  4
MATH 230 LINEAR ALGEBRA  3
MATH 250 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS  3
PHYS 212 ENGINEERING PHYSICS: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM  4
PHYS 213 ENGINEERING PHYSICS: THERMODYNAMICS  2
PHYS 214 ENGINEERING PHYSICS: MODERN PHYSICS  2

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CHEM 130; MATH 222; ENGL 110; Life Science
Spring Semester 1CHEM 132; MATH 223; ENGL 111; PHYS 211
Fall Semester 2PHYS 212; MATH 224; COMM 110; Social Science; Humanities
Spring Semester 2PHYS 213; PHYS 214; MATH 230; MATH 250; Fine Arts; Social Science

Program Contact Information

Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309) 694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training